"Pylon Truck" by Patrick Fitzgerald

2022
$680 USD
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Dimensions
W: 12.0" D: 7.0" H: 7.5"
Materials
Paper
Paint
Wood
Mixed Materials
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Collection #
CPF049
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$25

To Chicago-based artist Patrick Fitzgerald, his miniature car sculptures are a means of traveling through time. Born from a fascination with the soap box derby cars of his youth, each vehicle is an exercise in imagining the future through the lens of the past – or vice versa.

Built from found materials collected over the years, the car's futuristic form is layered with personal memories and keepsakes from the past. The most minute of details is always intentional – from the weathered finish to the fictitious sponsor to the miniaturized furnishings of the cramped interior.

This sculptural car entitled "Pylon Trunk" is intended as a complement to the rest of Fitzgerald's imaginative cars, something of a service vehicle loaded with removable traffic cones and street signs. A simple truck bed with minimal decoration, this car sculpture is less about vehicle itself, and more about its colorful contents. Drawn to the appealing, conical shape of street pylons, Fitzgerald uses their graphic forms as an opportunity to experiment with paint schemes and textures.

Oil and mixed media on cardboard, wire, and wood.

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Patrick Fitzgerald

b. 1962, Grand Rapids, MI

Chicago artist Patrick Fitzgerald refers to his body of work as his “Neighborhood of Infinity,” a borrowed term used literally to describe the bounty of materials and creative inspiration he found in the industrial landscapes of his youth. For the last decade, Fitzgerald has been mining his early experiences, re-envisioning the mechanical world of his childhood through the eye of an artist.

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