Wheels of Fortune is about automobile culture and was begun during a residency at Medalta in Medicine Hat. The initial inspiration came from the ubiquitous billboards with neon green and orange letters on black backgrounds that are everywhere in the urban landscape and announce everything from baseball games to funeral parlours. They are necessary and more prevalent in newer automobile oriented developments where vast tracts of parking lots separate people from their destinations. Intuitively, the porcelain pieces took on aspects of the coulee landscape and the form of the oil derrick donkey heads. The porcelain pieces are mounted like jewels with claws made of steel. Like the pieces in Swimming Upstream Through the Looking Glass there are ‘records of process’ or fissures in the porcelain that are enhanced using nail lacquer. These interventions are a reminder of the dry prairie climate in relation to the delicate nature of porcelain.