Perhaps as a result of the 'Attic' project and rooting about in human cultural history at the British museum, I became fascinated by the idea of assemblage.

Of course my life was in a state of complete disarray. We moved to the farm in a state of great anticipation and happy ambition. three years on and most of our possessions were still in boxes. I started making work in boxes ('Thinking inside the box') I began up-cycling all the discarded objects around me.

I was trying to make a winged creature as a particular story line and I thought about using a doll. The dolls took over. I never quite know what will come from a particular doll, they have their own story.