Artist: Kristin Smalley

Category: Art Car

Base Vehicle: 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo

Year Created: 1999

Featured in Houston Art Car Parade: 2019

From the Artist: Corky is a labor of love inspired by Peace, Love and Wine. Lots and lots of wine. This inherited 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo is embellished with over 10,000 wine corks and 600 Champagne and bubbly caps. All of which were sourced from bottles enjoyed by the owner, as well as friends and family. Cheers!

I definitely wouldn't consider myself a true artist, rather I'm more of a crafter that enjoys drinking wine with friends & family and collecting corks. I love spreading joy and sharing smiles with everyone that sees Corky. In a world that is often a challenge to navigate, a whimsical car covered in thousands of corks, is the laugh we all need sometimes.