Art may be subjective, but facts are not. The Vauxhall Ampera – which is closely based off of the Chevrolet Volt – was named Europe’s Car of the Year for 2012. While the engineering of the car is a work of art, British artist Gavin Turk has transformed the vehicle into a visual work of art for the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair.
Titled “Mummy,” Turk has wrapped the vehicle in cotton duck canvas (a heavy, plain woven cotton fabric), which will allow nature to paint its own canvas as the Ampera travels around the UK this summer. The canvas will pick up imperfections caused by weather, mud, dust particles, exhaust fumes, and accidental stains. As part of the fair, Mummy will be in Liverpool on June 5 and Folkestone on August 30.
Turk has taken part in the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair since 2004 and has created artwork out of road signs, car tires, car bumpers, and more. It will be his first time utilizing a complete vehicle and, after looking at his other pieces of work, Mummy should be another interesting Turk endeavor.