Second Skin

Excerpts from the "Second Skin" chapter of Art Cars by Harrod Blank:

This category of art cars is similar to painted cars. The lines and general integrity of the original cars are preserved, while materials or groups of objects are literally laid over the car like a second skin.

It is [the] tactile element that attracts many people to work with different materials to break up the stereotypically smooth and shiny surface most cars have.

Part of the magic is in making the "skin" seamless so that the creative techniques do not dominate the overall work. The high attention to detail, meticulous application, and tremendous time factor involved in the making of second-skin cars can invite the label of "fine art".

 

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