Your pieces appear in a whole world of different materials and contexts, some presumably inspired by the materials, others the idea, then comes the materials. Which came first for this little kitty?
First God made the kitty.
Then I saw the kitty. Then I made the kitty-shaped purse.
Now I’m talking to you about the kitty-shaped purse.
And you’re going to write down what I’m saying about the kitty-shaped purse.
And you’re going to print it in your kitty mag.
And people are going to read it.
And then they are going to buy the kitty-shaped purse.
That’s what I think is going to happen, but I also acknowledge that this might not happen.
It is not for us to know God’s plan.
Animals feature a lot in your work, so could you share how their imagined personalities contextualise your messages?
I use horses to convey happy messages.
I use apes to convey comic messages.
I use cats to convey thought-provoking messages.
I use reptiles to convey indifference.
I use dinosaurs to convey irony.