Glory Days, 2010

1972 Holden HQ Kingswood Station Wagon, steel, body filler, automotive paint
Dimensions Variable

Mc Clelland Survey & Award 2010 (Finalist)

The old Woody was feelin’ low about the way things had turned out.  It took a while, but at last the ol’ girl decided to do something about it.

In ‘Glory Days’, Jason Waterhouse has taken an Aussie classic, a Holden HQ Kingswood station wagon; “The old mechanical hero of family and hoon attempts to get one wheel onto a plinth. The whole chassis has been twisted and the panels seamlessly stretched, as if the metal assembly were organic.  Mounting the artistic platform with a bashfull scowl, the distorted car belongs to the artifice of a cartoon, where the machine is anthropomorphic.” – The Age, Robert Nelson, 27.1.2011