You know what day it is, so the time is right to reveal the “Transparent T” — the bucket you can barely see.
It’s hard to imagine that one of the other “Go for the Gold” winners in 2011 was Russ Freund’s beautiful Takeout T.
The Transparent T is the creation of New Mexico steel sculpture artist, Doug Weigel, who not only builds feature cars for shows but also creates non-rolling sculpture that is featured in gallery showings.
So, back to the title quote, which left our former president a bit tongue-tied. You see, Doug Weigel actually won the $20,000 cash grand prize at last year’s Starbird show with his Tiki T creation. (Steve Scott, if you’re out there, please feel free to weigh in on where the inspiration may have come from). You’d think the Tiki T would be enough, but it spawned today’s Transparent T and we’ll just say, “to each his own”.
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