'I am a maker, what I make reflects my perceptions of and confusions about the world, the people in it, the politics, the psychology, the philosophy, and the seemingly existential predisposition to violence.

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The polythene jewellery was developed whilst studying at Middlesex for my BA, I was/am very concerned about the environment. Using recycled polythene was my response to this concern.

In an attempt to understand humanities tendency to meanness and cruelty I 'murdered' some soft toys, or transitional objects as I later came to know them, mainly because my initial response to that idea was 'you can't do that'. Deconstructing a cuddly bear was so counter intuitive to my nature I had to explore it further. The Lovingly Murdered collection evolved from this exploration. This research has only just begun.'