A Pile of Crashed Cars
180 x 140 cms 2010
This was a commission and was, for me, a huge work. The subject, luxury crashed cars piled by the side of a road, also sent me in new directions, exploring the internet, constructing recognisable car models from low definition, frequently inadequate images posted in forums and 'wrecked car' websites melded with the actual pristine car (to ensure that the panels joints fitted properly). The frustration when I got halfway into a particularly good internet image only to discover it was an amalgam of several different cars, Photoshopped together.
The landscape is a dust storm approaching Farina, a ghost town of posts,
galvo and rubble just north-west of the Flinders Ranges.
*** Compare the use of Wrecked Vehicles