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"VersaTile" is 1971 Buick Centurion (455cu V-8) covered with over 600 pounds of ceramic tile and china plates and
100 caulk tubes of Silicone. Created by Al "Big Al" Bartell, this 5,200 pound behemoth is a mosaic masterpiece.
Big Al spent six months carefully crafting "Versatile." The car defines opposites: sun/moon, day/night, heaven/hell, male/female, coyote/road runner...
Sun Mosaic Moon Mosaic
The sleek lines of this Buick make an excellent surface for the broken shards of tile and plates that Big Al collected from garage sales and from his family then meticulously glued them each into place.
Enlargement of the sun
"VersaTile" is Big Al's first art car, but you'd never know it by looking at it. It was so popular in its first Art Car
Parade this year that it won 2nd Place in the Art Car Category as well as receiving national recognition in an online newsletter by Bob Merlis ("Fidget Wheels" - May 5, 2000).
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