I came back from Canada thinking I was a different artist to what I was, then I wasn’t quite sure how. Now, I realise it has been like a coming of age, many years too late in the traditional sense but as an artist, I am still quite young. My growing in confidence has to do not with earning money from my practice ( that would be too much to ask!) but the feeling that I know what I am doing. Again, it is not the end result that matters but the way that it is carried out, an experimental practice unafraid of the challenge. My work has improved through sheer bloody-mindedness, tenacity and will power, the constant nibbling away at things until they come right. The image shows my work Encountering/It is as it was installed site-specifically in Cagliari, Italy. It worked really well and loved the way people crept in corners to listen to stories.