Constructed of 3500 parts, connected by 4,900 bolts and standing 112 feet in the air, this sculpture commissioned by Land Rover is certainly an idolatrous addition to the Festival of Speed. But, uhh, does anyone else see the piece as less a triumph and more an indicator of our inevitable future-one where SUVs are good for little else than standing proudly/uselessly on a scrapheap?
I have a Rover, and use it. I live in South Dakota, near a lake with little to no access. I use the 4x4 every winter for essential purposes, and every summer for recreation. So yes, there is a reason to own one. Maybe not if you live in Los Angeles or NY, NY, but there sure is if you live anywhere that can have snow cover from September until May some years.
Further, I do love art/sculpture/etc more than my standard midwestern ilk, but really don't feel that bolting a land rover to a large metal web is art. It is just my opinion, but this certainly could have been done more artistically than it was. Maybe it loses something on the net, and needs to be seen in person, but for some reason I just don't see it.