The inspiration for my work stems from a trip to Jerusalem many years ago. I visited the Wailing Wall and was intrigued by the thousands of wishes and prayers written on paper and crammed between the stones in the wall. I was inspired by the collective focus for so many peoples’ hopes and wishes at this ancient site and their interaction with it. I use some hand written scripts in my work which are taken from old family letters such as those exchanged by my grandparents during the war in 1944. I use a variety of scroll sizes for visual interest as well as allowing different stem sizes to be accommodated. I have aimed to strike a balance between a sculptural aesthetic and a practical function.