I’ve always been resourceful with the materials I’ve used, but ever increasingly as a result of poverty and my utter contempt for litter and consumerist waste. In 2010, I curated an interactive exhibition ‘Catrap’ at Bank Street Arts for 4 weeks, where I exhibited found art assemblages and invited the public to make and exhibit their pieces – all made from ‘rubbish’ and all on the theme of cats and mice. My introduction to puppet making came through making art with rubbish at this time. It was a pivotal moment in my artistic career; my art stopped being static assemblages and came to life. I have never looked back.