Graveyard of Cars, Horopito, 2007

edition of 3 + 1 artist copy.


unframed print, signed and editioned on the back.

Printed on Ilford Smooth Fine Art Cotton Rag 310gsm Matt Paper.

Available in 3 sizes:

20x30cm (approx A4)
30x45cm (approx A3)
40x60cm (approx A2)



Graveyard of Cars, Horopito, 2007

Horopito Motors in the central North Island is an icon of New Zealand. Established in the 1940s it was declared that any car that was brought here to be scrapped would stay here. Nothing was removed. As a result thousands of cars rot, rust and return to the landscape from where they originate. The materials erode and dissolve back into the Earth. This was a concept I was engaged in during my 3rd year at Elam School of Fine Arts. In consideration of humans impact on the natural environment, the ever present energy crisis and the age of oil as an ethereal monument of humanities ingenuity, I found this place to be illustrative of industry and its inevitable demise. A global economic system based on ever-continuous growth and a world of finite resources collide yet everything returns to the Earth.


All prints are supplied unframed. This is to avoid any damage during shipping. I am happy to advise you on my suggested framing method. For more information please contact me via email at peter@peterevansphotography.co.nz