These statements are text art presented in the format of automobile vanity license plates. The license plate format is that of utilitarian objects transformed into functional objects wearing the mantle of "High Art." They open another territory in the development of Text Art. Although it may at first appear that these plates constitute a random collection of actual weathered plates from various countries and states, I have created each one as convincing trompe l'oeil illusions, painting and rusticating them on vacuum-formed styrene. They recall the phenomenon of the ubiquitous so-called "vanity" plates with the exception that these have been joined together to form full statements that are quotes about cars and driving.
- Art form: 2-D
- Medium: Oil and Acrylic on Styrene
- Width: 17 feet
- Year created: 2014
- Height: 8 feet