I started out by playing around with the sheets of white boarding and lengths of spur shelving. Breaking and puncturing them.
The big Matisse exhibition was on at the Tate at the time and seeing it encouraged me.
Layering up to create thickness whilst also taking off the harsh sharp cut edges with a radius router bit.
There were also lots of brackets and lengths of metal spur shelving to experiment with.
I also played around with the much chunkier and more tactile timber pallets. Building a barricade against the constant traffic noise outside and the feeling of vulnerability that the shop front gave me (even though it was obscured).
I worked quite furiously in this space for a week. It is bigger than my studio and had a supply of raw material and a coffee machine next door in the BAR project space. People dropped in whilst I worked.
I started trying to bring the flat white wiggles together with the timber. Ideas about camouflage surfaced.
When I started weaving the white pieces through the slots on the timber the feel of the piece started coming together.