Justine Asprey

Mark Leckey wanted to be represented as something between a fast car and a very flash mobile phone and so suggested a glittery purple. I cast this piece in bronze and sprayed it in 'flip-flop' car paint and gold-leaf jewellery, which he loves to wear. I was delighted to have been able to capture him before he won the Turner Prize (2008) when he was still wearing his samurai-style topknot.