I have always been interested in simplifying the form. I like Folk Art sculpture with its sometimes strange proportions and simple shapes and line. I like the way pieces are often highly decorated and because of their age and the materials and techniques used these will often be faded and chipped with beautiful patina.I love how all this oddity all this patterning makes you look...just a little longer. I want people to do this with my work. I want to make pieces of work that looks like they've had a life, a story, a past. I want to create this through the form, texture and decoration.