• May 8, 2007
Well, this is interesting. By his own account, sculptor Lee Stoetzel is "very interested in the far-reaching power of nature." If you needed further evidence of this, it's currently being displayed at the Mixed Greens Gallery in New York in the form of an almost-full-scale VW Transporter built out of wood and steel (but mostly wood). The craftsmanship is very impressive, and if you've simply gotta have it, you can put it in your...well, somewhere (Flower bed? - Ed.)... for a mere $65,000 USD. As impressed as we are by Stoetzel's work, we'd still rather buy a perfect example of the real thing...for less. Then again, we aren't the most cultured bunch.

Make sure you check out his sportbike made of shells, too.

[Source: Mixed Greens Gallery via Hemmings]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      "very interested in the far-reaching power of nature."

      so much so he killed a dozen trees to recreate a major polluter.
      • 7 Years Ago
      For some reason, The Who's "Goin' Mobile" won't leave my head now...


      "...just a hippy gypsie..."
      DriftPunch
      • 7 Years Ago
      Never mind, I forgot about the door! Duh!
      • 7 Years Ago
      For those who haven't read it, the eBay listing for the VW Bus (linked in the article as 'for less') is a work of art. Whoever wrote it has a talent for capturing why people like old cars.

      Chris.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Slightly faster than the original.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hippies, it's like they WANT you to hate them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      whats up with all the vw news today?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Though it is not a wooden bus,our '71 has a few painting pieces that make it all the rage when people see it. I mean, who could have thought of pac man, R2 D2 and flowers, but my brothers. Speaking of the wooden bus, the back window and how the side is shaped, it makes it look like a vanagon. The whole idea in general does turn heads in my book.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Artist? More like woodworker. There's no art invovled in this exercise. Nicely done, Gepetto, now you can get back to Pinocchio and coffee tables.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's not the van but the craftsmanship with wood. Lee Stoetzel shows a gift with handtools that none of us would be close to achieving. I would love to see him do a boat.