A few thoughts on what inspires me; themes, people, artists. I have placed them onto an etching which I completed a few years ago with the title Man-Made Fertility Charms. The imagery mostly came from a trip to the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich, but was combined with some additional figures and a drawing of a metal tree. An artist friend of mine was working part-time as a technician in the design department of a college. He routinely collected the scraps the students were discarding, and he created a tree sculpture from these. I bought it and am constantly reminded of the beauty of regeneration.