When I was between jobs in June of 2005, I helpd turn a 1992 Buick, with a faded paint job, into The Black Widow. This 10 day project, conceptualized by an ex-husband, represents death. You can run but you can't hide. Children loved this car. They saw it as a Spiderman car and would squeal at it on sight, probably due to the similarity of the colors to Spiderman. Red was chosen because of the feelings the color red evolks. In contrast, when adults read the description card in the window, all their familiar thoughts of a comic strip character or motion picture disappeared. The Black Widow represents death. You can run but you can't hide. This car lived for a little over a year. When a couple of windows stopped rolling up and down and the a/c went out, it was time for her to go away. It was donated to Rebecca Bass, a Waltrip High School art teacher and good friend of mine. She and her class turned it into Fandango (ZZ Top) for the 2007 Houston Art Car Parade. They got one of four 2nd place awards for Best Art Car. Before it was donated, the hood was removed and is in the backyard with the driver's door from The Cat's Meow - kind of a little graveyard and memorial to my art cars.
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