These are pictures of my yarn-covered art car, The Elements.

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Those Texas license plates reading BIG IMP predate the Imperial's rebirth as an art car. Its plates now read YARNCAR.

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I left all of the car's badging and trim intact, because I wanted it to keep its identity as an Imperial, one of the finest American cars ever made. I think of it as both an art car and a classic car.
Photo © Harrod Blank

The eagle in the center of the trunk lid is an echo of the Imperial eagle logo that appears on the hood ornament and elsewhere in the car's trim. Each colored band around the edge of the circle is made of a single long strand of yarn wound around many times. Although the yarn is flush with the surface of the car, there is an illusion of scalloping.

The hood. (Hmm, I oughta replace this outdated photo. The hood is predominantly blue now, rather than black. Same general pattern though.)

Photo by Tim McNally.

This closeup photo by Mike Pittinaro gives an impression of the car's fuzzy texture.

Some overhead shots.

Photographer Harrod Blank played a neat trick with perspective in this picture. You can plainly see the hood ornament and the tips of the front fenders. But where'd the hood go?
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Photo © Harrod Blank

That's me, Tim Klein, in the pre-art-car Imperial. The owner of Klein's restaurant in Dallas is no relation to me, but it's a cool shot of my retro car under a retro sign. Photo by Jill Headen.

St. Timothy, his halo ablaze, extols the mystic power of acrylic fiber.
Photo © Harrod Blank


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