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Finding Nevada: International Car Forest

Fri, Jan 3, 2014 (6:12 p.m.)

Some artists work with paint, others with clay. Chad Sorg’s challenge was to make art with cars, buses and trucks. That task was triggered when the Reno artist was driving through Goldfield several years ago and spied a vehicle sticking out of the ground. He explored further and found its creator: Mark Rippie, a longtime resident of this former gold boomtown. Rippie explained that he wanted to create an “artists’ playground” with dozens of old junkers stacked or embedded in the ground serving as canvases.

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