I've always very much liked pattern: this series of pieces was something of a 'one step beyond' in that I introduced a random element and forced chance to come up with some sort of pattern.

Originally I had the idea of taking intentionally blurred pictures of very bright coloured objects (muslin, cushions, tinsel, reflective plastics) so that an unpredictable abstract resulted. I noticed that some of these pictures ended up looking like simplified landscapes.

Drawn to the trompe-l'oeil of this I evolved a haphazard method of swinging the camera while taking the shot in order to produce something that could be construed as an abstract landscape in watercolour; or, if printed onto canvas, in oils or acrylic. Emotion drawn from almost nothing.