Wasn’t Born to follow 2004
Private Collection UK
In many ways a personal manifesto, I regard myself as an independent artist.
Wasn’t Born to Follow was the first of the floral pieces to break with the symmetry of the photographic images. The photographer was due at 10 am, it was late in the evening and I’d just about finished organizing the embroidered floral shapes. There’s always a part of me, that’s curious to keep pushing an idea forward, it’s the what if, school of thought. In reality, once I’ve seen an alternative future, I find it almost impossible to be satisfied as to where I am, I can’t go back and I can’t stand still. I began tinkering with the placement of the embroideries and everything started to change, I worked most of the night but I did manage to resolve the work by the following morning.