Chevy Volt a bright spark

Thursday, 17 May 2012 12:43 PM

Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt painted using radio-controlled Camaros as paint brushes and UV paint. By artist Ian Cook


Here's a paint job to make boy racers green with envy. UK automotive artist Ian Cook has created images of the Chevrolet Volt using paint that reacts to ultra-violet light.

The cool image was created in conjunction with car photographer Dominic Fraser. In normal light, it looks pretty groovy but turn on the UV "black" light and it's a dazzling concoction that seems to take on a life of its own. Cook played around with radio-controlled Chevy Camaros in a dark studio to perfect the effects, saying it was "the hardest piece of work I've ever created."

"I was more or less creating it blind."

There is a time-lapse video of the creation of the artwork on the Chevrolet UK Facebook page: www.facebook.com/chevroletuk

He did it during a three-day car art workshop held at the headquarters of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in London. He also used the event to create the "SpART" - a rather eye-catching Chevrolet Spark.

The Volt looks pretty amazing. Now is there a chance Chevy will try out this paint job on real world cars? And how will it react to the flash of a speed camera?


By Georgia Lewis

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