Long ago, I filed muscles cars into the same category as birthday cakes in my brain – the candy-coated sheen on a sleek 442 has always made my heart stop. There is something about the presentation of these powerful machines that I find so undeniably attractive. Much like birthday cakes and other “just because” desserts, these beauties are as much about an alluring and celebratory presentation as their substance, both indulging in and capitalizing on their own desirability.
I recently started experimenting with this combination of ideas, creating paintings (or sometimes painted dioramas) of muscle cars, but using frosting in the place of paint. So far, I am definitely labeling them experiments – but we’ll see where they lead to next!