Throbbing Gristle is a toy Chihuahua, bought in a thrift shop in LA, attached to the wall by its head. We knew immediately we had to buy it.
The guy in the charity shop gave me the necklace for free. However, the 21 individual shapes that the necklace comprises of are really perfectly made. They have a certain sophistication.
I had to ask permission from the supermarket where I made the work, explaining I was an artist seemed to give me license to do what I wanted in the name of art.
What better way to sum up a journey, and the pride in what you are doing when there, than a postcard?
Bubbles is another symbol of the American dream gone wrong: an animal in the 80s dressed up and turned into something it could never be forever, a bit like Michael Jackson himself.
I like it when my paintings look like they could fall apart at any moment and there’s a tension in this one, it’s not quite balanced.