My artworks are not concerned with traditional notions of painting but prefer a distinctive unrestrained method of construction akin to improvisation. There is a distinct connection between the drawings I made as a child and what I do now. From an early age playing with earth, the act of mixing and building formed part of my daily routine as a means of communication and expression. This immediacy is re-examined in the moment created by the use of poetry and texts in painting in relation to my individual mark making. This moment is further contextualised by the use of collaborative poetry which brings unknown quantities, challenges, riches to the practice.