Some Backstory Pt. 2

As I went through the book ‘Chinese Goldfish’ I was struck by several things. The amazing fluid beauty of the fish and their fins and tails as they floated and glided through the water and also the amazing variety of different heads that the long (over 700 years) of breeding had managed to produce. I realized that this project could be much more ambitious than merely creating one piece to exemplify my idea.  I realized I could make a whole series of them owing to the many types of goldfish and the huge number of beloved 50′s cars.

I have for many years had copies of ‘American Car Spotters Guide’ by Tad Burness.

Car spotters guide

Car spotters guide

These books are very lo-fi but are totally useful for getting familiar with all of the various models of cars that were produced over certain periods of time (the book covering the 40′s thru the early 60′s being my favorite one).  I’ve gone through them so many times that they’ve fallen apart. After studying the goldfish book I settled down with my car spotters guide and started to look for an interesting car…