Fascinated by the concept of transformation I fuse new materials with carefully selected found 'treasures' to create sculptures that offer a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours and express a playful humour. A common theme in my work is exploring the juxtaposition between positive and negative and how beauty always emerges when we ackowledge imperfection. There are no restrictions in the mix of materials I use, so old masks, antiques, plastic toys, broken shards of porcelain can all be combined. Re-using as many discarded materials as possible is an important component of my work, as I am acutely aware of our heavy ecological footstep on this earth. I call used objects 'found treasures' because that is what they are to me. They provide endless potential to be re-formed into something completely new and unique. Born in England, I have lived most of my life in West Africa and The Netherlands, where I currently live.