Painting of a flying Thunderbird at Car Henge, Glastonbury Festival




The original painting of a flying Thunderbird car at Car Henge, Glastonbury Festival is 15.5cm x 15.5cm and is framed.

By kind permission I was allowed to do a spot of painting at the build of Car Henge at the Glastonbury Festival site. Here we have an American car on a stand with the wings of areoplane on them.

A bit about Car Henge

The original idea for Carhenge was by the Mutoid Waste Company way back in 1984, led by the counter-cultural hero, Joe Rush.

The initial concepts sprang out of the Mad Max films and of course Judge Dredd from 2000AD comic. What could be better?

Originally the MWC was a travelling group of artists and performers who held giant installation parties around the UK and Europe.

The installations were made of derelict vehicles, aircraft and machinery to build dystopian sculpture and vehicles. Things quickly grew and in 1990 he managed to get hold of a stolen Russian Mig 21 and a collection of ex-Soviet armoured vehicles enabling him to build in the sculpture garden on Potsdammer Platz,  ‘Tankhenge’. Essentially, Stonehenge out of tanks

Since that time the MWC company has kept on moving and growing, and even took a central place in the ceremony of the Summer Paralympics in 2012.

Throughout that time it has always kept in contact with The Glastonbury Festival, where the WMC vehicles are common site at the festival. So common in fact that they have their own storage area.



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Size unwrapped:

This original oil painting is 15.5cm x 15.5cm. Including the frame 22.5cm x 22.5cm