New York artist Jonathan Brand bought a wreck of a Mustang for $500 when he was in high school.
He then “worked on it” for several years, but never actually assembled anything—all because he decided to buy an engagement ring for his fiance with the proceeds of its sale (say awww!).
But now, he’s come back around and has built parts of his dream car, a 1969 Mustang…out of paper.
According to the history provided by Hosfelt Gallery in NYC, where Brand exhibited this work:
“The surfaces of the works in One Piece At A Time consist of thousands of geometric facets, much like those on the surface of a cut diamond. To construct the sculptures in this show, Brand begins with computer drawings that are printed as large-format inkjet prints. He then cuts, folds and glues these shapes together, 3-D jigsaw puzzle style. The end result is a duplication of all aspects of the exterior and interior — from tires and hubcaps to door handles, glove box and engine.”
Watch the video below and check out many more images of this paper 1969 Mustang in the article from Fine Print NYC Blog.