Creating work in relief is a time consuming process. I have to evaluate each image by eye to judge how many layers I need to build up and in what order. Once this is done I can start work, first by drawing out the image on a canvas and then by re-drawing and cutting out the layers in whatever material suits the purpose. Often areas will need to be painted onto the canvas initially, such as interior scenes, walls and pavements. Gradually the image is built up until it starts to become recognisable and the detail gets painted and drawn in. My materials are often recycled, found or given to me and I am always searching the 'free' boxes you often find in craft shops. Much of the fun is in finding the right material for the task, for example, the lightbulbs on the Helter Skelter are made from almost 200 small clear beads.