To me, growth has many meanings. Firstly it is a direct reference to my subject matter. The form and texture of various seeds and mushrooms are fascinating and I admire their resilience. They pop up in unexpected places and I am amazed to see them thrive even in adverse conditions. Secondly, it makes reference to the electroforming technique I have employed to make this work. Electroforming is a technique that allows me to create forms by literally growing copper ions on a base of sculpted wax. Thirdly, as a metaphor for my journey of personal growth; it references my increased self-knowledge as an artist and skilled craftsperson, my experiences in business development and my confidence in making cross-disciplinary connections. Finally, seeds are a launching point for growth in the lives of plants and similarly this work represents a seed from which I hope to grow and develop professionally.