On 27th October 2013, I was fortunate to be awarded the 2013 Yering Station Sculpture Award, for 'Let the Jungle In'. This is my first major sculptural work and something I've envisaged creating since my exhibition Sanctuary, at Heide MOMA. There is a relationship, through art between the garden estates of both Heide and Yering Station and I wanted to cultivate my relationship with the two venues by creating a work which also responds to the idea of the garden as a sanctuary. 'Let the Jungle In' takes its title from Rudyard Kipling's tale of the nature's revenge on civilisation. In this work, domestic needlework, which is disappearing along with many plants and animals that inspire it, becomes a jungle. A human heart motif, extracted and freed from the bamboo birdcage, creates a cavity through which we can imagine "letting in the jungle".