Venus was about to be chopped into fire wood, I couldn't have that! She's rippled with years of photosynthesis, every cell is a marvel.

I raised a dome of Mokume Gane from an off cut I had been given by my friend Joe, who was helping me study the technique. Another fellow sculptor, Oli, showed me a remote beach where I might find a few rolled basalt stones, round and smooth. I hunted for ages to find the most spherical, shaping it a little and setting the dome in place.