I'm building the CAMPER KART: a pop-up camper affixed to a shopping cart. It's a functioning sculptural piece that seeks to explore aspects of housing, mobility, and autonomy. It is also largely about self-reliance and making do with less.
I have always been interested in bikes and vehicles and for many years they have been the subject of my paintings. My paintings document odd and derelict vehicles: old delivery trucks inundated with graffiti and rust, well-traveled RVs, Indian rickshaws and Asian bikes.
Throughout the last year, I decided to build my own type of vehicles. On a trip to Beijing, I conceived and built a CAMPER BIKE: an amalgamation of a Chinese 3-wheeled flatbed bike with an American cabover style camper. Interested in building a series of mobile vehicles and inspired by Cormac McCarthy's novel, The Road, I started sketching plans for CAMPER KART: a mobile unit built into a shopping cart—an ubiquitous urban object.
I'm about one third through the construction process. I have a basic structure built into a found shopping cart—including a front and back door, side pop-out panels, and shell of the roof. My next steps are to design and construct the corner lifts then purchase and sew the canvas walls.
With your support, I can not only finish the construction, but document the piece through drawings, paintings, and a photographic print.
Thank you for your consideration,
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