Grace and style� these are things I tend to lack so when I see even small children able to handle a hoop and not look silly, then I feel old! However, I used to be able to do this and not look silly and it is one of those things that always amaze that a simple device like this can provide hours of fun and challenge. I made three hoop girls in various forms in my smaller work and this is the first time I have ventured into the bigger scale. I also have played with using colour much more vigorously and I quite like this girl and her composition. She has gone to Frances Keevil Gallery.