There and back again to get groceries.
Chevy Cavalier Wagon
I began this second piece after deciding to continue as a series based on the cars that have gotten me there and back again. I’ve been told that I both love and create art that tends towards the very detailed. Here I tried to only include detail in all the right places. I believe on all of these cars there are lines and curves and details that, if you owned one, will call out to you and remind you of more lively times.
This was my first car. It ignited my unyielding love of four-doors and hatchbacks. I’ve never owned a car with less than three doors and probably never will. All because of this beauty. Her nickname was ‘Cee Elle' after the trim badge on her flank - ‘CL’ - which my friends and I imagined must stand for “Certainly Luxurious”.
Fashioning these from raw vertices has given me a new appreciation of the design of the cars themselves. This old girl had chrome trim all over the place, whitewall tires and wheel covers evocative of a more elegant time when tires required beautiful spoked wheels. It was the end of an era of car design defined by metal and glass.
This piece was wistfully re-imagined in Adobe Illustrator and is a good grocery-getter.