Banksia plants intrigue me, they are beautiful, quirky and familiar. The contrasting textures and shapes are just beautiful. When the flowers drop off and the pods grow with a woody structure which often includes velvety soft elements. The contrasting textures are wonderful. Working with metal and fibres I am now able to create pieces which reflect the elements. They have a nod to my love of sea creatures as well. It is interesting to reflect on how looking, drawing and making evolves and develops my sculptural work.