Developing the gesture as a form of printing, I have transformed the insubstantial into palpable objects engaging with real space.  I have squeezed, caressed, moulded and baked materials chosen for personal resonance including plants, fibres, hair, porcelain, polymers and found geology.   Reconciling process, material and mode of presentation with subject, my own imprint, visceral connection and process of ‘touch’ have become an essential part of the work. The tactile spines, skins and fleshy forms that result, are imbued with a sense of body and self that summon up contradictory associations and my own compulsive behaviour.