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Pickup Trucks Digitally Manipulated to Look Like Pretzels

In artist Chris Labrooy's series Tales of Auto Elasticity, he depicts vehicles doing the impossible. Vibrantly-colored pickup trucks are stretched and twisted in unbelievable scenes. They are from Labrooy's imagination, and he digitally manipulates the autos into the faux, shiny sculptures that we see here. With his expert skills, however, they look as though they're real rather than only fantastical creations.

Using abandoned parking lots as his canvas, the artist sets up interlocking Fords, and truck beds are elongated, corkscrewed, and fit perfectly around each other. It's as if they are two pieces from the same puzzle. Labrooy's cerulean blue and sunny yellows make the vehicles look especially inviting, and the playfulness of this series is engaging. We can't help but wonder what it'd be like to try and drive these trucks!

Chris Labrooy website
via [designboom]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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