This is the quirky brainchild of Graham Pickles who was inspired by a similar thing done with Cadillac's in Arizona.My involvement in the Utes project came about after receiving an email from Graham, the man responsible for Utes in the Paddock.
I was asked to paint a Ute in a paddock in the middle of nowhere for the fun of it! I would be the first artist, followed by another dozen or so Australian artists. After half a minute consideration I agreed! My ute is called Circle Work, pertaining to the practice of madly driving a ute flat out in circles, better performed if "bundied up"
I have used the galah as a reference to the larrikin lads and "ladettes" driving such utes. I painted the ute sky blue and have the galahs flying in a circular motion around the ute. The galah towing the ute away represents the fun police.
Visit www.utesinthepaddock.com.au to see the latest
Circle Work" June 2008