TEDGlobal 2013 speaker Hetain Patel’s Ford Fiesta Transformer at Galleria Continua
‘The anxiety of sending your Transformer abroad and praying it arrives in one piece,’ pretty much sums up the creators angst, in this case Hetain Patel’s Ford Fiesta transformer. The artist’s latest creation comes alive at the same time his TEDGlobal 2013 video has gone live.
Last month, while still working on the piece, he said, ‘A tip for anyone building a Transformers robot out of a Ford Fiesta – it gets tricky when it doesn’t fit in the garage anymore…#robot-no-longer-in-disguise.’
Work began back in June when the car was purchased. ‘Just bought a car I’ve had my eye on for ages! A 1988 Ford Fiesta Mk2. Same as the first ever car my dad bought me when I passed my driving test. It didn’t exactly have the girls lining up, but it was my first taste of independence and freedom.’ Through July, the vehicle was taken apart.