Race Car Shows Color and Steel for the Indianapolis 500
Indy Lola is a cold rolled steel sculpture that shows the color and speed of the Indy 500. Emerson Fittipaldi's 1992 Lola race car and many related photographs shot from Gasoline Alley were used to help design this piece. The challenge in making this specialized sculpture (34" long x 15" wide x 9" tall) was from turning straight steel rod material in to curves and forms of a race car. A grid was used to transfer angles and contours from the basic steel rod form, a line. The cockpit, wheelbase and transmission were the most difficult to sculpt. However, with perseverance and strong hands the colorful car sculpture emerged.