My work as a graduate student explored movement, suspension, travel, portals and paths, to create a sense of anticipation and possibility. The use of remnants and humble materials suggested the contemplative uncovering of an internal space. I was influenced by philosopher Gaston Bachelard's writings on the phenomenological significance of spaces. In my attempt to deal with space in terms of its poetic significance I placed gently familiar symbols in otherworldly settings. I explored the visualisation of dimensions through a combination of flat graphic surfaces, mirrors and delicate sculptural forms, the juxtaposition of miniature and monumental scale.