John Mark Luke
Psychobilly Hell Bass
Mixed media: natural and manufactured wood, fabricated steel, automotive wheel, and white sidewall tire, 2016
The inspiration for "Psychobilly Hell Bass" is deeply rooted in Austin's creative culture. The use of an abstracted stand up bass is my visual interpretation of Austin's funky, grass roots music scene that can be heard throughout the downtown area. I also wanted to pay homage to Austin's prevalent custom "hotrod" car and motorcycle scene by shaping the body of the "bass" like a traditional flame paint job and use an actual steel car wheel and white sidewall tire as it's foundation.