My inspiration comes primarily from my subconscious mind, what my senses have absorbed over the years constantly leads me to what I do and how I do it. On a conscious level I am directly influenced by what I see around me where ever I am; I look at and see the man-made more than the natural, I need a pylon or two to be marching across the countryside for my attention to be grabbed. I love the opposites together, trapping fist size chunks of crystals in cages of steel…fragility and strength. Humour also comes into it, my whimsical bondage bed that makes most people smile rather than wince.
A lot of my work in the past has been very ornate, nowadays it is becoming simpler, but I suspect that it’s just a phase. I love minimalism, looking at it, being with it…. but the baroque comes naturally to my hands. I always enjoy working with new clients, finding out what they want and combining it with my own style is the challenge here. I guess it is the female in me wanting to please. It is of the utmost importance to me that my clients are really happy with the result.
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