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Smashing up his brothers toy cars became an obsession for Deams aged 8.

The idea and process of creating a car wreck on such a small scale definitely looked and felt better than the pristine stylishness of the recently purchased matchbox Ferrari.

Vehicles look better mangled and twisted with every bespoke detail crafted never to be repeated again. The story of lost lives, injuries, insurance claims and jailtime continues, while the ghost of contorted metal, a one-off original sculpture, finds its way towards the scrapheap.

‘After being bombarded endlessly by road safety propaganda it was almost a relief to find myself in an actual accident’ J.G. Ballard

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