A very inspiring object: a friend brought this beautiful coral back to London from the Caribbean for me several years ago. She said it just 'looked like the sort of thing I would like', and she was right. It has never far from my side since (it's got to be about 15 years now). I refer to it a lot in my drawing in one way or another. At the moment I am particularly interested in the complexity of the finning which follows the main structures and join together to make something like lace.
Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland