Jonathan Brand: One Piece at a Time

Date
12 January 2012
Reading Time
1 minute read

Another intriguing part of our trip to Detroit came via a presentation from artist/incurable romantic Jonathan Brand. To pay for an engagement ring, he was forced to sell a 1969 Ford Mustang he had spent years restoring, but even marital bliss couldn’t wrench his thoughts away from the car he had loved and lost. So he set about recreating it in painstaking detail, using paper and a colour printer, working from the memories of his beloved vehicle. The results are staggering in terms of technical prowess, accuracy and the emotional pull of the final piece – the paper acting as a metaphor for the fragility of love for cars and/or people.

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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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