Hell Bent
December 18, 2002 12:02 PM   Subscribe

"Hell Bent" - the title I've given this sculpture, is the culmination of an untold number of hours work. The sculpture depicts a modern Formula One car at speed, mid-turn, and indeed in the wet.
posted by snez (10 comments total)
Man, that is one slow site. The sculpture (from the pictures that I patiently waited to appear) looks painstakingly detailed. It looks quite cool. I'll check out some of the close-up pics in a couple of days, when hopefully I won't have to wait so long.

and frames suck!
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:20 PM on December 18, 2002

Looks like paper-clips used for the material to build this...
Hell Bent" is a very specific concentration of 624 pieces of polished 4043 aluminum wire, each hand shaped clear coated and individually installed in a precise pattern of mounting holes.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:27 PM on December 18, 2002

nice technique and a pretty cool idea...too bad he built a racecar.
posted by mcsweetie at 12:28 PM on December 18, 2002

As cool as that looks, nothing beats watching someone like Schumacher drive the car on the limit in the wet. He did a great job in depecting the spray, it's unbelievable that the drivers can actually see anything at those speeds with so much water flying around.
posted by riffola at 12:33 PM on December 18, 2002

Nifty little sculpture. It looks like a computer wireframe model made of... well.. wires. My old high school used to do wireframe sculptures, but they always ended up looking like christmas lights that had just come out of the box. It's interesting to see one that looks so good. I agree with mcsweetie, though; too bad he made a race car.
posted by pheideaux at 12:41 PM on December 18, 2002

Reminds me of matchstick art . . . Gerald Hawkes has some very interesting work at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. It's also a popular hobby in prisons, evidently.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 1:27 PM on December 18, 2002

That is beautiful. I want one.

Riffola: I agree. There is such awesome visual poetry to be found in any car being driven to the limit, and when its done with the skill of the top F1 drivers... wow.
posted by jammer at 2:54 PM on December 18, 2002

oooh nice touch measuring the truck's size against a rifle in that prison art link there...

hellbent is a nice looking object, and neat pun.
posted by dabitch at 3:34 PM on December 18, 2002

snez's description had me expecting something totally amazing. It's a pretty cool piece of craft, but still looks not unlike one of those sculptures you get at a novelty gift store.
posted by Big Fat Tycoon at 5:07 PM on December 18, 2002

it's the "made by hand" over countless hours part that is totally amazing. I tried making some things last night after seeing that [heck, it's inspireing].. but nope, it's nowhere near looking like anything but broken and bent paper clips. sigh.
posted by dabitch at 2:58 AM on December 19, 2002

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