"This piece started when I was at anchor and was thinking about the desert in Peru that I had been in. Then somebody came on-board with a radio. I hadn’t listened to the radio for about a month. I had decided to drop anchor in a remote place — something I like to do every 10 years or so. On the radio I heard a story about the tanks in Kuwait rolling across the desert at that time, so the piece slightly changed its whole direction. I rolled this huge cog across it, from an old crane I used to use, after dipping it in paint, and it took on a militaristic turn."
Max Couper, November, 1997