In the series Phantom Cars and Magic Carpets, I take a look at automobiles from a cultural perspective. In 1964 media theorist Marshall McLuhan stated, “Behind the wheel, we are transformed into supermen,” underscoring the emotional appeal of these machines and elevating them from their practical purpose to something more than just means of transport. Iconic cars like the Porsche 911, the Jaguar E-Type and the Chevrolet Corvette defined a generation and epitomized the glamour and excitement of the Swinging Sixties.
There is a kind of elegance that emerges when cars are photographed in isolation, unaccompanied by human presence. It is this elegance, mystery that I want to transcend with the light sculptures I have created by placing LED lights along the signature lines of the cars portrayed.