Damian Ortega’s exploded VW Beetle

“The ‘exploded’ Beetle owes something to the cartoonist’s bag of tricks: telescoping rods have been inserted so that headlights ‘bug’ outward and a strata of gears and casings fan through the air. Ortega has literalized the spitting, sneezing, ramshackle character of the car; its expansiveness is absurd and poetic at once.”