I do not want my work to be completely understood from just one view. The idea with each of my works is that the viewer is drawn around the piece. I try to create movement in each piece of work, sometimes with twists and turns or balance and angles. As the viewer walks around the sculpture, each view is different and there can be surprises and unexpected interest. With the Olympic Icarus (‘Icarus I’), I put a feather at the back of the base so that people would get a little surprise when they saw it lying there.
I enjoy the changes to my work and the different objects that stimulate my imagination and urge me to create something new, which is why I often work on something completely new and different from previous work. I enjoy the change and stimulation.
I get a thrill from beginning a piece of work and not knowing where I am going with it. It will either work successfully or not, but it does not matter as I enjoy the process so much. The work is very tactile. I love the experience of working with either clay or plaster; they are quite different ways of working, but both are fun and can be quite sensual. I love the physicality of working on a large piece and can work for hours and hours at a time without getting tired or losing my excitement.