28 Jun '14, 11pm

Ampera becomes a work of art to show environmental impact of cars

Ampera becomes a work of art to show environmental impact of cars

Vauxhall’s renowned range-extended model, the Ampera, has been transformed into a unique work of art as part of the brand’s annual Art Car Boot Fair. The model has been given a whole new look by British artists Gavin Turk, who wrapped the entire car in duck canvas, with the idea that as the car travels along, the environment and city pollution will take their toll on its clean appearance. This itself will produce the final work of art, as the car becomes a reflection of its environment, with flecks of mud, exhaust fumes, dust particles and the weather leaving their mark. Entitled ‘Mummy’, the artwork was unveiled at the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair earlier this month, where Gavin also sold unique editions of 50 pieces, called Emission Edition. The pieces were created by holding a canvas against an exhaust pipe and then accelerating, the soot from the exhaust leaving a unique...

Full article: http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2014/0...

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