Vintage Trailer Sculpture

Set the clock back 70 years with this iconic sculpture modeled after a vintage Airstream trailer.
created by

Scott Nelles

$290.00

Scott Nelles created by

Scott Nelles

read more about the maker

Stay Cruisin’

It's 1949 and dad is hitching the Airstream to the car while you pack a polka-dot bikini for the family beach trip. 60 years ago, these aluminum cylinder trailers could be seen rolling down highways across America. Now, a miniature model inspired by the classic design can park on display in your home. Evoking feelings of chocolate slurgs and white picket fences, the idyllic sculpture provides a dose of nostalgia that'll razz your berries. Handmade from bronze and aluminum by vintage enthusiast Scott Nelles in Elk Rapids, Michigan.

Check out this Vintage Trailer's companion the Hot Rod.

US_MI

Made in Michigan

Scott Nelles

created by

Scott Nelles

location

Michigan

Scott Nelles works with bronze and aluminum using one of the most time-tested processes in existence: sand casting. This process involves building the object's shape from packed sand and then filling the cavity with molten metal. This process produces a subtle texture that adds to the character of each piece, making them seem handmade yet straight from the machine age.

Nelles' fascination with metal casting and clay sculpting began as a young boy. He began his 30-year career by educating himself at Western Michigan University, Oakland Community College and The Center for Creative Studies.

Of metal, he states, "I have created work in many different media, but I have always been led back to the same conclusion. There is nothing so durable, so inherently endowed with wealth of longevity and quality as metal."

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
aluminum, bronze
Measurements
15" L x 5" W x 6.5" H
Care
wipe clean with dry or damp cloth, do not use any abrasives
Item ID
46349

Still haven't found the details you're looking for? Check out our Product Q&A!

This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 9/13/2017.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


also by Scott Nelles

you might also like

Related Products
Love In High Gear. A bicycle artwork built ...
Description:
Love In High Gear. A bicycle artwork built for two. Celebrate a couple of bike lovers with George Roumanas's Ayous wood shadowbox display. He breathes life into molten bronze by sculpting the warm-hued metal into a pair of sweethearts taking ...
Where the Buffalo Roam. Stacey Lee Webber's imaginative ...
Description:
Where the Buffalo Roam. Stacey Lee Webber's imaginative vignette celebrates the diminutive, detailed works of art you might find in your pocket—coins. Using a jeweler's saw, she hand cut reliefs of American bison from Buffalo nickels, reproduced the animal reliefs ...
Don't Fret Your Decor. Whether it's a Grateful ...
Description:
Don't Fret Your Decor. Whether it's a Grateful Dead jam session or a three-chord masterpiece by Green Day, San Francisco has resounded with unforgettable guitar riffs. Bay Area artist Harry Leaf celebrates this six-string history with his handmade ceramic wall ...
Birch & Bloom. Intricately handmade from thin shavings ...
Description:
Birch & Bloom. Intricately handmade from thin shavings of birch, walnut, and black ash wood, this floral sculpture lets you enjoy the bright beauty of sunflowers throughout the seasons. Artist Nathaniel Nienow curls and curves each delicate piece of wood ...
Steel My Heart. Celebrate a romance that just ...
Description:
Steel My Heart. Celebrate a romance that just grows stronger through the years with this labor of love by metalsmith Chris Crooks. He deftly shapes, paints, and seals sheets of solid 16-gauge mild steel into eye-catching artwork. The spiral heart ...