Much of my work has been based around collections,particularly antique or aged objects and the history they represent . Even as a young child I would be fascinated by the way museums and galleries displayed their collections . I tried to emulate this, creating a display of mushrooms which I collected and dried .Mounted on a green felt backing from an old game of life board game box. My excitement to show my handcrafted box of delights within primary school brought many giggles and taunting . I new that I wasn't like the majority of children and I was bitten by an obsessive bug .
It is often noted that artists and designers, who have a critical eye, will often have a strong link to collecting;and that there is a crossover between artwork and artifacts.