As an artist I feel constantly bombarded with visual and auditory impressions which have to be filtered before I can focus on beginning new work. This seems to be the most difficult step to take. The work then proceeds through peaks and troughs before gaining its own momentum, then has to be brought to completion.
Subject matter and process are equally important to me. I am constantly experimenting with techniques such as tapestry weaving, crochet and origami. Observation of the mathematical construction of pattern in natural forms, children's drawings and overheard phrases can all contribute to the start of a new piece of work.