What is your studio like?
The studio I have occupied for the past 6 months is bright and airy. Its a very practical space with a place for everything and (hopefully) everything in its place. A range of worktops, frames for supporting the acrylic panels whilst they are being fitted with the butterflies and tools are placed around the walls. The feather butterflies awaiting fixing are held in plastic boxes in their individual colours on racks. Its a quiet area apart for the racket of an air compressor which I use when ‘dusting’ boxes and panels. It has as peaceful and creative feel about the place. I do miss being able to see the sky as it is an internal room.
What is the trickiest bit of making one of your butterfly works?
Whilst I am an artist, I run a business and trade is my background. I like statistics so that when I look back at how a product has performed over a period of time I can see the trends and (try to ) predict future sales patterns. However because of the almost totally random nature of my present range of works, I have no real idea which colours or layouts are preferred by the public and which of the variants sell better than others. Right now its pot luck but perhaps in the age of the algorithm, I can get someone to write an app for me?