Used rachet tie downs either found on roadsides around Australia or bought on Australian ebay, Gumtree & Grays online
120 x 300 x 5
Rachet tie downs are strong and robust, industrially sewn to secure their prized cargo, while being vulnerable, susceptible to the harsh elements. Embedded with red dirt and grease, worn down exposing their histories, these tie downs evoke the endlessness of the open highway. They wear the imprint of their passage and mimic the essence and muted palette of the Australian landscape. My aim is to monumentalise them, retire them from their duties, to recognise their efforts. "Highway 1" highlights the vitality I see in them, rendering visible the mechanisms of trade which define the country’s economy.