Dutch artist Diedrich Kraaijeveld makes photorealistic sculptures of cars from painted pieces of wood. That's impressive enough, but here's the best part: Kraaijeveld's pieces are assembled from painted pieces of wood he scavenges and recycles. In other words, these perfectly color-matched and shaded collages take shape from scrap wood that Kraaijeveld gathers in specific colors.

Most of the pieces are made to replicate photographs, and almost none of them are started until Kraaijeveld has a glut of one color of wood. With the collection process taken care of, the forms of classic sports cars start to take shape. We're particularly fond of his Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Porsche 911.

According to Inhabitat, Kraaijeveld scavenges the wood from around his hometown in Holland and while on vacation in different parts of the world. Head over to Inhabitat to see more of Kraaijeveld's work.


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      AC2RC
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well now there's another way to get an ALFA , a collage . Now I could add one to my miniature ALFAs models. After all there won't be a real one in the USA -that's all "next year " .
        Bryan Lund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @AC2RC
        AC2RC-are we gonna get 'em as soon as 2012 in the U.S.? I asked a Seattle dealer ta call me when they arrive and guess what? No call. Last I heard Alfa Romeo wasn't going to be able to export them to America until 2014 and Dodge wasn't going to experiment with making their AF Giulietta clone until perhaps 2013. They want to replace the nasty Caliber with an AF Giulietta of their own making...possible because they're owned mostly by Fiat and because of that relationship. I'm interested in that, too, the world's largest Chrysler dealer is located here in the mountain hamlet I live in in the Idaho panhandle. The dealership is called Dave Smith Motors. Perhaps they'll screw their version up so a purebred Alfa Romeo Giulietta would be smarter to pursue, eh? But Chrysler is getting their production facilities ready as I type this pup out. Know anything different or anything new or different? Man, a new world order Alfa Romeo Giulietta would be awesome.
      jvshenderson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dutch people are awesome!
      tuahgarage
      • 3 Years Ago
      questo รจ impressionante - #tuahgarage
      • 2 Years Ago
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