This year my artistic concern has veered towards that of the found material and how it can be re-arranged and re-appropriated. By undertaking regular walks around North Leeds I have developed an interest in defunct materials. These materials are what formulate the objects that surround us everywhere we go. Once deconstructed and abandoned, these supposedly useless offcuts seem to possess a subtle elegance and beauty. When thinking about the original purpose of these materials there is a journey from, in the case of the wooden pieces, a living tree right through to the eventual proposed function, a chest of drawers being one example. This journey comes to an abrupt end when the purpose becomes obsolete and the object is discarded. This, in turn, leaves its original function and owners as unwitting contributors to the overall outcome of the piece.