Pivotal to my practice is the archetypal mother figure. My work is driven and led by this. It comes from the inner core of self, it is work that I need to get out of myself and made into something, most usually involving paint. Reflecting back, even though this was playing out in my early works, it was unconscious, and, when I caught a glimmer, a large part of me wouldn’t look. For over a year now, my decision to look this archetype in the face has enabled me to produce the work that comes from my gut. It is work that is deeply informed by personal experience.