"Surge" came about after a trip to Kojonup 256 km south-east of Perth, Western Australia along Albany Highway in the Great Southern region.
I obtained what is now the head and body of the artwork. The two pieces seemed to go naturally together to form a figure.
After some initial restoration I searched in my studio for the characters arms and legs. Nothing seemed to work as legs so I decided that wheels would work even better anyway.
The power plug and switch offer a second point of interest.
It was one of those pieces that was fun to make. I also like the fact that the beautiful wood of the hat mold is now on display for all to see, rather than hidden in an old shed.