In this work the Indian war bonnet has been constructed from the sheet metal surfaces of a car door, an ironing board and a twin-tub washing machine all of which were found by the artist abandoned in Brixton, South London. In all Woodrow's work there is an implicit social comment in the recycling of the debris of Western consumerism into art, but the extraordinary relationships that Woodrow establishes between the original object and the new often suggest more explicit messages. In an interview on BBC Radio 1 in 1982 Woodrow pointed out that the culture which produced the Indian bonnet has now been sucked into a Western industrialised culture. This sculpture quite literally expresses that interweaving of the two cultures.
Simon Wilson, Tate Gallery: An Illustrated Companion, Tate Gallery, London, revised edition 1991, p.290