The combined theme of my final major project in 2nd year was animals and buildings. I chose these two concepts as they obviously don’t fit together and don’t really have any links. I felt that both the concepts are quite ordinary and everyday and I wanted to take them and turn them into something original and different. My main inspirations were the works of Inke Heiland, Roger la Borde and Susie Mendive who all used animals in a similar way. They all made up the animals using patterns or in Mendive’s case, text. Their work heavily influenced me as it opened up a pathway as a way to combine my two concepts.