''.........These bird pieces explore the decorative side of my sculptures. A lot of the big cats, and other African animals, are very much about the power, the primal nature and the primitiveness of the African wilderness. The birds are in some ways closer to my furniture and decorative works of art. They are certainly also linked back to my father, who explored the bird form in his sculpture. So they are in contrast, often in extreme contrast, but still a very important part of my work.''