Practical! On Wednesday afternoons I could be practically anything. What's up?
I started by looking at what others had done before me. You see, over the years there have been attempts by many different people to reconstruct the chariot.
He was so tenacious he defied the distraction of women by refusing to have them in his presence, just as later in life he denied his blindness by calling for more and more candles.
She's not happy about the life she is living but to jump through the hoop would mean to succumb to death.
You see, my ambition was not to confound the engineering world but simply to create a beautiful piece of art.
I made every single piece myself, each individual component, so it was quite time consuming.
The chariot was purchased by a private collector who took it home to New York. I take pleasure in knowing that it was built to last for at least a thousand years.
Today she is the lady of death, which I believe is the best muse to have.
The engine of ancient society was religion but the engine of contemporary society, as I see it, is advertising.
In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now. The book is actually divided into five sections, through which the key character, the muse, leads us.
The original item looked like a little hand cart with the figure of a man mounted on a platform between the wheels. The man's outstretched arm always pointed south.
I think most artists find it difficult to part with their work but it's the parting that keeps us alive and keeps us working. In the case of the chariot, although it's been sold I actually still have it, just in another form.
Newton, of course, was the inventor of differential calculus so his place in the tale is quite special.
The dog, the rabbit and the hoop all feature in the painting, and take the place of the orrery.
If you look closely you can see that they are all interconnected, symbolic of a never-ending circle in which it is simply impossible for the dog to catch the rabbit.