''.......This is a maquette for a larger-scale work and explores the speed of a running cheetah, the fastest animal on earth. The way its body coils up into a ball and then stretches out into a linear form. The tail is a very important part of the cheetah's anatomy in terms of stabilising it. During bursts of speed the tail almost becomes a rudder that balances the cat at speed. In this piece, too, the tail and the curve of the body thrust outwards from the base have both been explored in a compositional way to enhance that idea.''