What is Carthedral?

 

 
Carthedral is a 1971 Cadillac hearse modified with 1959 Cadillac tailfins. Welded on top is a VW beetle and metal armatures with fiber glass. Carthedral is a rolling Gothic Cathedral complete with flying buttresses, stained glass pointed windows, and gargoyles. 
 
Carthedral was designed and built by, 
- Rebecca Caldwell 
 
"Somehow the persistent unity of disparate objects comes to life in Carthedral. This provokes again the sense of myth, as we see the inexplicable mixed with the mundane through some deliberate intent. At the same time, an attack upon unity, as we encounter so many neat totems in science, orderly paradigms in religion, and binary modes in culture". 
 
- Philip Caldwell 
 
"I watched Rebecca build Carthedral from accross the street in another life and it transformed my understanding of what an artist is and how they contribute to society. I am elated and honored to begin a new life with such an amazing artist and share in her contribution to the world." 
 
- David Hellborn
 
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