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Art Student Creates Invisible Car
Posted By Jorge Chapa On May 5, 2009 @ 10:00 am In Environment,Green Transportation,Innovation,Recycling | 4 Comments
What to do if you are a creative young artist with a defunct Skoda Fabia ? Why, you make it disappear of course! When University of Central Lancashire art student Sara Watson found herself in possession of an old junker from a local recycling  company, she decided to turn it into an incredible piece of environmental art. By painting the vehicle to match the parking lot in front of her art studio’s entrance she created a wonderful and mind-bending optical illusion  that acts as a call to recycle.
The Skora Fabia came from the local recycling company, Recycling Lives . To create her trompe l’oeil  effect Sara set to work for three weeks with good-old fashioned spay paint and a ton of creativity. Appropriately enough, the car will now be used to advertise the same recycling  company that donated it.
Most cars  tend to disappear into landfills, or ideally, get recycled. We have to say that Sara’s project takes is a slightly more fun approach. Sara stated “I was experimenting with the whole concept of illusion but needed something a bit more physical to make a real impact.” She went on to say that “People have been stopping in the street to look and coming up and almost bumping into it, so it’s had the desired effect.”
Via BBC News 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=27474
 Skoda Fabia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%A0koda_Fabia
 recycling: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/17/e-waste-pick-up-service-for-mumbai/
 optical illusion: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/lancashire/8030766.stm
 Recycling Lives: http://www.recyclinglives.org/
 trompe l’oeil: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trompe_l
 recycling: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/29/takeback-my-tv-think-before-you-recycle/
 cars: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/02/eco-advertising-50-cars-or-1-bus/
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