John Wessels: Cotswold Cruiser
Most car model sculptors and model collectors are into miniaturizing the real thing as perfect and detailed as possible, not so John Wessels. The South Africa based artist goes a step further: Interpreting the style and grace of an automobile and sculpting it into an individual shape, that clearly resembles a certain vehicle, but with perspective distortion and matchless cleanness, as if the car is at speed, or if the moment of acceleration has been captured. John Wessel’s so called ‘Cotswold Cruiser’ sculpture is an interpretation of a Jaguar XK 120, fantastically modeled, aluminium ‘cold casted’ and then polished to get the shiny surface. John Wessels produces sculptures in very limited quantities, each is numbered and signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
‘Cotswold Cruiser’ and any of John Wessel’s other ‘Autcouture’ sculptures capture the essence of beauty of the vehicle’s proportions and style and are unique pieces in the world of automotive art.
If you are interested in purchasing a sculpture by John Wessels, please contact me at my contact page or write me an e-mail.
Photos and text: Copyright © 2013 Henk Holsheimer