from Michael Moore: "The Big Surprise for my [I hesitate to admit it it but what the hell] 75th birthday was that Linda commissioned one [and only one] of these from Tony Esola, the jewelry/metal arts shop manager at CCA just before she herself retired; (See the original here--AL)
"...Handformed copper, patina’d with sterling silver accents, all interpolated from photos she brought him, somewhere between 1/43 and 1/24 scale...
"Holy shit, eh?
"Tony’s always had a car thing going…here, years ago, was his BFA project;
[these were tiny, tiny…the cards above them are postcard size.
But he also has a ’55 stepside he converted to fourwheel drive twenty years ago…and still drives.
Anyway, since we’re talkin’ miniatures here, this was some surprise.