Bill Woodrow, Car Door, Ironing Board and Twin-Tub with North American Indian Head-Dress, 1981
"This replica of a Native American head-dress was made from sheet metal taken from a car door, an ironing board and washing machine. A manufacturer”s logo is still visible on the top of one feather. ”The idea came from seeing a child”s toy head-dress and thinking about how far that image had travelled from its original form and place”, Woodrow explains. He was interested in the idea of a traditional, Native American culture confronting the trappings of consumer society, and the way in which many Native Americans now live a westernised life. The thin metal strips joining the objects together literally express this interweaving of two cultures."