Sculpted and Painted Art Cars

One of the most common ways to create an art car is by taking an existing vehicle and modifying it by adorning it with colorful and intricate paintings, or by adhering additional materials to it to create a new shape. Many of the cars you see in this weekend's event wonderfully exemplify these two types of Art Cars - including "Map of Space & Time," "Vincent's Dream," "Phoenix," and "Frankenkitty." As always, the theme of an Art Car varies wildly depending on the artist's interests and inspirations - so take a look around and find the ones that you like the best!

Artists can spend months, years, even decades perfecting their art cars - meticulously painting, sanding, sculpting, and adorning their art car with carefully thought out details to express their design. It's not uncommon for an artist to roll their car in the Houston Art Car Parade year after year -- and often they will make major or minor modifications to keep their design new and fresh. 

Artists Maryann & Charles Fried, for instance, who this year are showcasing their art car "I am just another dot in the world: A Tribute to Yayoi Kusama" enjoy changing the design on their art car every year to showcase a different artist that they love. Rebecca Lowe, who's car "A Map of Space and Time" show the non-linear connection between those two dimensions - is consistently adding new designs and pieces to her art car year after year -- she even drives it as her primary vehicle!

What would you paint or sculpt onto your car?