“My last project was all white, so this time I wanted to try all black. I’m really inspired by colour theory and the depth of a colour. I’ve been really exploring how far you can go using just one colour, or the tones of one colour.

I went out with my camera and just looked at everything that was black, and then grouped them into cracked and mottled surfaces. I also looked at grips, so I looked at tyres and drains and things like that. I also looked at oil spills. The fur came as a natural progression, because I was looking at velvet, because it’s how you get the blackest black. Then the fur was just sort of extending from the velvet really.

It’s been really good. I think before third year I didn’t really know what I was doing. Then, in third year, a big shiny embroidery machine showed up and I decided that’s what I was going to do! Before my third year I’d never cut or done embroidery!”