I’m really drawn to ritualistic methods of display from altarpieces to shrines and how these can function as portals. I suppose my interest in symbolism came from trying to define what you recognise when you see yourself in an object or idea. I’d always come home with full pockets; shells, stones, wood, glass, textiles. The talismanic power of objects fascinates me, their ability as archetypal images to illicit this subconscious response. It becomes a personal cosmology that functions a little like a self portrait, drawing from your experience and collected subjects.