I have made a series of figures in the past using junk metal as a comment on fashion. In this case the materials suggest a permanence in contrast to the impermanence of fashion. I have used rocks as part of this piece and this is sort of in response to seeing a character using rocks in Canada. He was a rock balancer but that seems a bit hard for me . I liked the idea of a dress made from rocks and I recently saw the white wedding dress exhibition where there were dresses made from clay as sculptures. One of the aspects of pop art was changing materials and recreating the form of things but with another inappropriate material. For a man with little dress sense , perhaps this is quite an appropriate piece!I added the hat recently and also the rake and she seems happier with something to do!