HUBCAPS!!!!! Who Knew??
December 5th, 2011
The Landfillart Project, is an international exhibition with 1,041 artists from around the world creating art on hubcaps.
The hubcaps are from old cars from the 1930’s through to the 1970’s. Each hubcap, having been cleaned and primed, has been transformed by an artist using oil or acrylic paint, fabric, or welding.
It’s the brain child of Ken Marquis who has persuaded artists from every state in the USA plus 52 other countries to transform these ugly and beaten-up pieces of metal into something creative. His goal is to get people thinking about the amount of garbage they generate — and, perhaps, to reduce it.
The idea came to Marquis at a car show where he had stumbled on a cache of 41 rusted disks. “It was one of those eureka moments,” he recalls. “I saw a hubcap and I thought, ‘I think I can get this repurposed.'”
AND repurpose – he did!