Baron Margo shows off one of his Jules Verne-inspired creation, "Metamorphosis." The Silver Lake artist uses aircraft and boat parts to develop his sculptures.
Silver Lake artist Baron Margo was back at the L.A. Auto Show this year, debuting the "Metamorphosis," his latest whimsical creation. The car, which needs additional wiring before it can be driven, is something of a cross between an airplane and a boat, as Margo describes it, featuring portholes that open to the outside, a main cabin with a bed and a sink with a pump.
Margo, a master of Jules Verne-like automobiles, repurposes old parts from junk yards and scrap metal yards and, together with sheets of aluminum and copper, uses them to hand-make each vehicle. He works with a partner, Jaime Martinez.
The vehicles run on car or motorcycle engines that use regular gas.