A note from my travels to the town of Derby, 12 hours, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, 2012.
When I arrived in Derby the sky was dark and it started raining and most shops where closed. I had to walk up to New Zealand Square, which lies in a suburb surrounded by cheap housing, not exactly the most beautiful area. The square was just some green grass in the center and 3 boys on their scooters. One of them named Jack, asked what my profession is and I answered: “I am an artist”. Then he asked me to do a drawing of him. He actually was the most perfect model I ever had, holding still for a long time. This square was the most fun experience in Derby I had. Back home I decided to built a monument for Jack.