Car-Henge Overlooks The River Thames
A SCULPTURE put together with scrap cars has been entitled “Car-Henge” and can now be viewed in London.
The Stonehenge replica has been unveiled to mark the summer solstice, and took self-taught artist Tommy Gun three months to create using the 18 vehicles.
The structure stands 15 feet tall and weighs 36 tons. The piece of art is designed to withstand a Force 12 hurricane, reported the Daily Mail.
It was installed using cranes on its temporary site on London’s Southbank.
Gun, who specialises in huge sculptures made from machine parts, said: “The project has been the most amazing challenge. It is made entirely from old car parts, which taps into my own childhood growing up on a farm where I used to love building and creating things with pieces of discarded machinery.”
Skoda, which commissioned the sculpture to promote its new Citigo car, claims the Potters Fields site is on “little known ley lines”.
The idea is not totally unique, as Jim Reinders, and American who had lived in the UK created his own Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska back in 1987. The structure was in memorial to his father.