In early 2020, I started work on a new group of small stone heads. Small seemed appropriate, as after hearing about COVID-19, I was aware that it might well be a constraining event, and that I might not be going out for a while. The notion of possibilities being forsworn, avenues closing off and a sense of closing in, translated to me closing in on the stone, paying more attention to these small and, in some ways, more demanding objects.
I started with a collection of about 10 small blocks of stone, marble, onyx and quartzite. The colours varied from white marble to multi-coloured rainbow onyx and almost black sardonyx.