I once saw a film about the John Deere Tractors, and how they helped to advance the world. I also used to work in Ofakim, Israel, on a potato picker, pulled by a John Deere tractor. I worked there day and night until I was caught by policemen for working without a proper Israeli work permit and was sent home. I built this tractor in the nearby village of Susiya. People came to watch me as I worked – men, women, and children. I enjoyed their support and curiosity very much.
This piece is built from a piece of iron that was thrown next to the house as garbage. I took it and cut it and added green plastic, the body of the tractor, which somebody brought me from Tel Aviv. The wheels are built from a plastic tube, and I used plastic beverage bottles for the windows. All the pieces are attached by iron wires.