Renowned Artist, writer and poet Kobina Wright recently completed artwork that pays homage to very first orders of automobiles placed with the Ford Motor Company on July 15, 1903.
The work Wright created titled “Early Autos,” is a mixed media collage using images of early automobiles driven around the time. Affordable prints of the collage can be purchased by the public through Fine Art America and a limited amount of smaller prints can be purchased through Elindy Gallery on Etsy
While Germany and France drew up drafts of the idea of the automobile in the early 1800s, the United States dominated the automotive industry through the first half of the twentieth century. The Ford Motor Company, founded by Henry Ford, took roots in Dearborn, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, and was incorporated in June 1903. Its first orders were taken in July of the same year.
Wright plans to create another collage commemorating this automotive and American history. However, she will attempt to capture more of the era rather than focus solely on automobiles. Though she may be known for her collage work, Wright also has created notable serial work through ink sketches and her acrylic paintings.