I found a box of CD's recently which contained images from my days at The National Art School in Darlinghurst circa 2001. I have no idea who took these images or where they are taken but obviously I thought of myself as a painter! I often reflect on the fact that I majored in photography in third year, yet never used a camera for the final end of year work. In my honours year I majored in drawing but have gone on to be known for paper assemblages with the use of natural materials. There is something peculiar and contrary to the choices made but I have come to understand that how we perceive ourselves and what comes most naturally are very different. Prior to art school I lived with the preconception that being a painter made you an artist; or being a fine draughtsmen entitled you to wear 'artist' as a label. I've come to learn that there are many ways to see the world and just as many ways to create.