The inspiration for The River came from a vivid fever dream after my hospitalisation from a particularly serious bout of influence.
Walking through a desert of white sand, under a starry sky and silver moon, I came across a river, while following alongside the sand began to collapse under my feet, and I was swept into the rapid water. I floated on the surface struggling to stay afloat, I was alone and frightened, until I sank below.
It was one of the most real feeling dreams I had, and the juxtaposition of the calm, beautiful land I found myself in, with the fear and sense of aloneness, the agoraphobia and the claustrophobia.
I wanted to take the beauty, flow, and softness I remembered from that place and create something light from the dark.