Carnival was initially a continuation of my deconstruction project, the production of a metal ring threaded with fabric covered soft balls was my initial piece. The use of vivid colours influenced the carnival theme and was incidental, however it led me to want to explore using fabric in other sculptural forms, alongside rigid materials, thereby incorporating my upholstery skills to construct fabric collage, body costumes and furniture.


Amongst my influences were Nina Sanderson and Tracey Neuls’ melting sofa sculptures and H R Giger’s aliens.