Work made as I was finishing or finished a bachelors degree in metals + jewellery. As a student, I became obsessed with mourning and nostalgia in the wake of tragedy. 'Mourning' cutlery was the first gesture in this mood, followed by several other expressions found here and in jewellery. You will find that I often used cutlery and eating-related objects. This is because I believe one's absence is most articulated in the mundane, everyday, social routines of eating together. It has been a long time since I made work in this vein.