Simon de Pury

Simon didn't envy the judges this week.

on Dec 2, 2011

It was intriguing to observe which pieces were chosen by which contenders. Dusty is the one who instantly went after the parts that I would have chosen: the steering wheel and the wheels and tires.

During my studio visit, which as always happened quite early after the artists had settled back in the studio, I could not help but express my slight disappointment that Dusty was not using them for one of the works on a fairly grand scale he had accustomed us to so far in this competition. Based on this reaction he chose to start from scratch and do a piece using the tires of the car that had great presence in the gallery. It did not land him in the top two this time, but got him safely to the next episode.