“It was in France the image of the chandelier became an iconic image for me. I see the chandelier as a metaphor for feminine beauty: illuminating, mesmerizing, ubiquitous, and with a core strength. The chandelier also represents a reference to class or attainment yet can go unnoticed in a room. I have used the chandelier in print and paint as I once used the bed, to explore ideas about visibility, perception and intimacy.”