Sandy Rodgers Artworks | Driving You Home Today in the Ford Tudor
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Driving You Home Today in the Ford Tudor

A Thought:

Commemorating the Rena oil spill, New Zealand’s worst maritime environmental disaster, caused by the grounding of MV Rena on the Astrolabe Reef. This painting shows a duel as it is also celebrates the beauty and design and the mechanical and practical allure of the Ford vehicle.



 Car: 1950 Ford Tudor sedan V8, a milestone car in Ford history.

Boarder design: Based on the front of the Ford factory in Lower Hutt.

Kowhaiwhai: Nga Maunga depicting mountains of Aotearoa and the link we have to them.

Mount Motor Oil Logo:‘The Mount’ is the common term for Mt Maunganui which is the image inside the logo, referencing the oil that washed ashore.

AAA bird logo: Inspired by the NZ wood pigeon. Various Ford vehicles were thought of as heavy and clumsy…when relating this to our native Fauna…I immediately thought of the Kereru.

Gas pump:Based on the older style of pump at the top with S.O.S. (Save our souls), universal term for when in need of help.


Shown at:

Zeayou Gallery Taupo, New Zealand




The Journey Home