I am still exploring combining plasma cutting metal with wood and I saw a lovely little sketch of “bean people” on miillustrations on Instagram. I enjoyed turning the forms on the lathe and using different timbers (Red-gum, Camphor laurel and Oregon) and the faces are aluminium and plasma cut. There is a lot of fuss about same sex marriage at present and I liked the idea that my characters were all different yet basically the same. I am for same sex marriage and I am against prejudice in all forms. My little characters are maybe a gentle way of showing similarity and differences (and nobody is yelling!).