Often my work is informed by what I pick up around me; visually, interpersonal, seasons, the elements, colour- combinations that I find interesting. I love spending time outside and spend a considerable amount of time observing skies.
Herb, the black-backed gull, was devised when walking the many beaches of Christchurch, something I already loved doing when I was a child. We grew up very close to the beaches of the Baltic Sea, sailed a lot, had heaps of freedom to rummage and roam (I had three older brothers, need I say more!) and those experiences have become indelible ones in my make-up.