The Big Car Window

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”
– Harvey Fierstein

The Big Car Window

2.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor

Wouldn’t it be fun to cruise around in this on a beautiful sunny day?  When I was doing my window series, I slipped in a few windows that weren’t attached to buildings.  You already saw the train window.   I think this is an old Chevy from the 50’s.  The steering wheels in these cars are sure huge!    How fun!

About Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein, the raspy-voiced American actor, playwright, and gay activist, is best known for his semiautobiographical play, Torch Song Trilogy, which garnered Tony Awards for writing and acting. He was born in Brooklyn in 1954. His onstage debut as a female impersonator at age 16 led to a role in a 1971 Andy Warhol play. He adapted the French show La Cage aux Folles into a Broadway musical and, later, the movie The Birdcage. He has appeared in such varied movies as Independence Day and Mrs. Doubtfire.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rick Daddario
    May 19, 2010 @ 15:55:10

    aloha Beth – i keep seeing work that makes great use of positive and negative space today – or may be i’m just attracted to that in work… hmmm…. i really like the way you’ve used that concept in this window work. the eye keeps flipping back and forth foreground to background and back again because the entire surface works in alternating ways. making each area hold it’s own in importance. i like that. cool. – aloha – Wrick


  2. lindahalcombfineart
    May 12, 2010 @ 17:28:24

    The seats are big, the steering wheels are big and the windows are big. I love this. You are really pushing me to get out of my box. Thank you! and well done.


    • Beth Parker
      May 12, 2010 @ 17:44:57

      Get out of the box, Linda? Does that mean no more squares? he he I’m looking for your flowers and boxes in one. YAY! Thanks for the comment and I’m hoping you get good news about the Germany visit.


  3. Joan T
    May 12, 2010 @ 11:26:13

    Super window!!! I can imagine a road trip with the radio playing and the breeze coming in the windows. How fun!!


  4. lesliepaints
    May 12, 2010 @ 08:46:42

    Very creative for your window series!


  5. asmalltowndad
    May 12, 2010 @ 08:29:37

    We had a 55 chevy when I was little that someone had given us. It didn’t run so we just played in and around it, but the one thing I remember doing was sitting in the steering wheel and swing myself left and right… that’s how big they were. Hmmmm, I notice that you emphasized the back seat, makes me wonder!


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