I am intrigued by the idea of essence - the essence of a person, place or ‘thing’. I choose to focus on the visual and spatial relationship between two or more entities. Through a process of collaging, I align fragments from found or made imagery, so that they ‘fit naturally’. I know the illusive fit is found when I can see a new image within the collage. I can then tease out and reveal this image. I make sure to only resolve a collage so far, so that in the making of the ‘final’ piece, there still remains an element of that discovery and surprise.