This was made after a visit to the Sound Mirrors at Denge, Kent. An ‘early warning’ device of concrete spheres pepper the area and are leftover, derelict monuments that pre-date radar. Defunct overnight, these structures remain a place of significance and receive many visitors. It was while visiting that I became aware of, and interested in, how people gathered, scrutinizing, mesmerized and captured the moment with their mobile phones. This coupled with a quote from JG Ballard’s story News from the Sun ‘The landscape was not so much desolate as derelict; a rusting dish of a radio telescope on a nearby peak, a poor man’s begging bowl held up to the banquet of the universe’ inspired this painting. Attracted, mesmerized and transfixed by the depicted object the gathered crowd await, guided and bathed in a pink fluorescent glow.