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Hummer H2 Transformed Into Horse Cart

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On February 1, 2010 @ 2:05 pm In Art,Green Transportation | 2 Comments

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As oil [1] supplies become more scarce and the Hummer looks more and more like an extravagant joke [2], it only makes sense that someone would decide to turn the jumbo car into the ultimate symbol of bygone times: the horse cart [3].

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New York-based artist Jeremy Dean turned a $15,000 Hummer H2 into a horse cart [3] as a throwback to “Hoover carts” — old cars reclaimed as horse carts during the Great Depression.

According to Dean, “Unless we come up with alternative fuel sources and rethink our reliance on a hyperinflated consumer based economy, we may be left with no other options than to hook our cars up to a horse. As a symbol of this I [will] take either a Cadillac Escalade or HUMMER H2, which have become monuments to America’s consumption, greed and arrogance, and convert it to a horse cart. The cart will maintain all its former glitz and glamour: chrome rims, GPS, working sound system, DVD player, and TV screens. But [it] will be pulled by a horse.

That makes sense to us. Check out the deconstruction of Dean’s Hummer into a horse cart below.

+ Back to the Futurama [5]

Via Autobloggreen [6]


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[1] oil: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/19/oil-rig-eco-resort-by-morris-architects/

[2] extravagant joke: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/28/raser-unveils-100mpg-hummer-h3/

[3] horse cart: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/18/the-naturmobil-has-one-horsepower-literally/

[4] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/01/hummer-h2-transformed-into-horse-cart/hummer-3/

[5] + Back to the Futurama: http://backtothefuturama.blogspot.com/

[6] Autobloggreen: http://green.autoblog.com/2010/02/01/artist-transforming-hummer-into-horse-cart-i-e-why-we-love-mod/

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