This last year I focused on play. Play has been a feature in my work for the last four or five years, but this is the first time I was more conscious of it not as a subject but as a process and product. Play is what happens when you absorb yourself in the process of making or doing, rather than the end product. Play is self directed and moderated, and you opt out when you’ve had enough. I played with my children in and around this body of work. We made shadow shows on the work, mixed colours, doodled, made marks and discussed. I had no idea how each piece would end up. We can’t underestimate the importance of play.