Art Car

John and I are covering a 1964 Volvo PV544 with marbles.

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Q: What the hell for?
A: It will be the most beautiful thing you have ever seen.

Q: What are you sticking them on with?
A: 100% silicone caulk.

Q: Won't it be heavy?
A: No heavier than four passengers, and better distributed.

Q: What are you going to do with it?
A: Drive it in Art Car parades, then sell it to a rich celebrity.

Interesting Fact: "Volvo" means "I roll" in Latin.

PLEASE SEND US YOUR MARBLES. For information about where to send, please e-mail

Click on the links to learn more about Art Cars, and to visit marble dealers who have donated marbles to the project. Our heartfelt thanks to those generous people! We have 15,000 marbles in our dining room, mostly purchased on eBay, but we still need thousands more, especially: peewees, cat's eyes, colored clearies, black game marbles, Vacor iridescent or plain swirls, and carnival glass & other iridescents. But any kind of marble will be useful.

We will list all sponsors on this website and on a poster wherever the car is displayed.

Art Car Sites:

Marble Sponsors:
Sarah McEneaney
Leslie & Brett Whip
Eric Sorlien
Margetty Coe
Terry List
Mariel Sorlien
The Warner Family

Ron Jones
Johnnie Skinner

Links to Sandy’s books:
Fifty Houses
Imagining Antarctica


Center for Applied Transect Studies

Sandy’s Blog:

Sandy’s Business:

All photographs
©2006 Sandy Sorlien.