Trophy was one of the very first works I ever made on glass. I was wanting to celebrate obsolescence by recalling the TVs of my childhood. Large, shiny timber cabinets housed valve technology that took 10 seconds to warm up and buzz into life. Glorious black and white for Hogan’s Heroes or The Leyland Brothers. Embarassingly, we didn’t have colour until well after everyone else had theirs’. These TV trophies fizzed into a central white light when turned off. They cost a man’s annual salary (3 years for a woman).
In 2012 I was sufficiently incensed by the imprisonment of Nadya Tolokno from Pussy Riot as to be inspired to make a work as a gesture of support. To commemorate a voice that can be seen but not heard, I chose the technological obsolescence of the cassette tape. The work is made on a truck side window.