I quite like the stage of questioning myself and asking why. Thus often the idea, form, narrative, image, figure, colour, texture and other elements come from my investigations and consideration of my culture, new cultural background, background, experience, influence, emotional fabric, childhood memories and experiences.
So I continue to challenge myself, assess and analyze the above relationships, rather like a puzzle, changing and rearrange the unsolved dialogue in my head rather like the ‘movement’ or changes and counterpoint of the act of making my glass work.
This often explains the length of time needed to make some pieces and the immediate nature of other pieces. Looking inside is like looking through glass it often needs time and reflection.