Can cars be art? One certain British motoring and TV personality said “a car can never be art because for something to be art it can have no purpose other than itself”. The primary purpose of a car is transport, whether it's a small hatchback or a multi-million dollar hypercar.
But we think otherwise. After all, art is an expression of the artist, in this case, the designer. You can even make art out of car parts if you have a creative mind. There's even a piece like that hanging on the wall of Cosco Oben, president of the Oben Group of Toyota dealerships nationwide.
On his wall are several doors folded together to form what looks like metal origami. Finished in matte black, we think it goes with the black, white, and wood motif. This piece of art was created by Jinggoy Buensuceso. Buensuceso is one of the top visual artists, sculptors, and designers in the country. One of his works includes the First Pillar, a monumental modern dragon sculpture for the Green Sun Building of Solid House, Inc. in Makati City.
So how did this creation come to fruition? Oben himself commissioned the metal sculpture to Buensuceso. According to Oben, “He just got scrap body parts from our body and paint section in (Toyota) Otis”. From there, the young artist got to work and the result is what you see on Oben's wall.
That said, we are curious about the doors used for this metal sculpture. A Vios is a likely answer, but the kink near the side mirror mount suggests a different model. Another likely candidate is the previous-generation Corolla Altis, but again, the window line doesn't line up. Then again, the other doors could come from various Toyota cars, but the one right in front grabs our attention.
So, what's your best guess for the Toyota cars used for this sculpture? If you know what it is, why not chime in the comments for your answers?