There are some seriously outrageous cars coming to Pebble Beach this year. It’s all too much, boggling the mind with priceless Ferraris, Porsche and BMW race cars, and pre-war delights galore. If shrinking things down to a more manageable scale lets you wrap your brain around the excitement a little more easily, feast your peepers on these gorgeous carved marble sculptures of some of our favorite automotive legends.
The man behind the marble is Kellen Silverthorn, who will be showing 12 of his distinctive one-block sculptures at The Quail on Friday, August 19. His process involves selecting a great car, and then matching the ethos of the car with a particular kind of sourced marble from around the world. Next comes milling the general outline of the car using a computerized robot, followed by painstaking inlay work and then final finishing.
The cars, each with their own presence and personality, range in size from 21 to 31 inches long, and 40 to 80 pounds in weight.
At The Quail you’ll see a selection of historic and modern cars rendered in stone. These vary from a sinister black marble Ferrari FXX with red inlay, to a bright candy-corn orange Porsche 904, to the classically handsome silhouette of the 1937 Auto Union Type C. “My quest is to liberate timeless automotive art forms from stone distinction,” said Silverthorn.
Check out more of Silverthorn’s stuff on his website here.
Original article: http://www.automobilemag.com/news/marble-sculptures-pebble-beach/
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