‘It is like I’m breaking free of my old life and my old patterns and then going into this complete unknown new world and new life that is yet to be created. A thawing out of the past. In the collage here, that’s all ice. That’s like the archetypal woman. Its not me, but it is me. I think this is more like a goddess, a higher power, protective. She’s appeared before. Her arms are around my daughter. If you ask me to point out which of the women is me, none them: none of them and all of them. The empty eyes represent a different way of seeing. The people are thoughts and the seals are me – making breathing holes in the ice. If the hole is big enough they can get out so they can exist on both planes. The seals are quite angelic, this one going up towards the light is a comfortable and peaceful figure’.