1999. Materials: Wooden boxes, toy car , light bulb, fibre optics, electric plug, 240 volts , oil paint. Size: 8"x12"x4" approx.
When I was eighteen I organised a beach party. Me and my friends set off one night in convoy for the sea but missed a turning on the way. Everyone had to turn round but one of my friends decided he would back up instead to make the turning. He accidently went up the curb and reversed into a telegraph pole. It wasn't an Aston Martin, it was a Ford Escort estate. However, it was painted gold.
The stars and headlights are illuminated by fibre optics. The wiring from the mains goes through into the painting joining the telegraph pole. The wires are stripped of their insulation. To an electrician that look very dangerous but it's an illusion, The real power wires are behind the board.
Exhibited: 'Sleigh', (Arts and Business headquarters)- London, 2006, 'Hope of Wrecks' 2013, and '& Model' gallery, Leeds 2014, the 'Ferrens Art Gallery', "Between Us": Biennial China exchange show. University of Suffolk gallery, Ipswich