Having recently moved from London to Hertfordshire, i am enjoying exploring.

The inspiration for my previous projects has always come from everyday, mundane things around me, and i am looking forward to seeing how Hertfordshire might inspire me.

I have already joined, and used the local Freecycle group and become a member of WRAP, the Watford Recycling Arts Project. Having been so immersed in thinking about the environment last year whilst i worked on The Sustainabilitree Show, i think i would find it very difficult to make work that didn’t follow this theme. The main purpose of me joining WRAP and Freecycle has been to gather materials for a series of art workshops I have been running with the local kids. We have been using unwanted and recycled materials to make beautiful works of art! The first workshop used these materials to create a 3D ‘map’ showing the kids perceptions of their local area. They used the materials to create houses, roads, bus stops, shops and places they enjoy spending time. Anything not seen as important didn’t make it onto the map – hence no schools but all the local hang outs where they go to smoke! I have found this a very useful way familiarise myself with the area and I am certainly down with the lingo even if i do still rely on my TomTom to find my way around!