Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Everyday Matters Challenge #125: Bird(s)
These hood ornaments are archetypal 'birds' to me, cutting through the literal and figurative atmosphere that was a rare time in automotive design...evoking a brief, triumphal age when the audacity of style was perfectly matched with the bravado of invention. Let's hope...in a beautiful, energy-conscious future, such synchronicity (of a different sort) may again be reached.
The inspiration for the drawing of these ornaments came from a client/designer/friend, David H. The top figure is the 'Cormorant' figurehead of the mid-20th Century Packard. The bottom one is found on a 1930's Cadillac Fleetwood...sweet.