Art on wheels eye catching — and street legal
British artist Andy Hazell is turning heads with a series of art car projects he’s developed over the past few years.
Those wheels include a Vauxhall Corsa supporting a six-metre metal f ish, a Citroën VX spaceship conversion and a Gazelle helicopter transformed into a fly and shoehorned on to a Japanese minivan.
His latest automotive creation is a second-hand hearse topped with an illuminated cathedral.
“I dubbed it the Temple of Plastic Excess,” says Hazell, who built the car for a parade in Newcastle.
The street-legal project took three intensive weeks to build, incorporates moving parts and is illuminated by more than 4,000 LEDs, which operate in sequence.
“I’d previously built the Citroën Spaceship, which made small boys get over-excited,” he says.
“With this project, I tried to imagine what Barbie and Ken would use for wedding transport.”