With no formal art training since grade school, Kentucky native, now Athens, Georgia resident, Chris Hubbard left a 20 year career as a scientist (microbiologist and environmental consultant) in 1998 to be "BORN AGAIN" as an artist.
This transformation began with his decision to make an art car and participate in the art car scene currently spreading around the nation. His driven-daily car, the "HEAVEN AND HELL CAR", is a lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek expression of the good vs. bad dichotomy of self, other people, and life in general. The car is decorated with his first attempts at primitive carvings made from found wood, sheet metal, and other objects.
After requests from admirers of the art car, he began making more the "Heaven and Hell" carvings and began to sell them out of his car when traveling around the country to art car festivals and parades. Being that he collects materials and assembles most of his art while traveling around the USA, he began writing the city and state where he found his materials on the back of each.