My final collection back in 2011 was inspired by a Birmingham artist called Lucy McLauchlan. Her work is so intriguing I designed a collection of over twenty pieces, some of which I made for my final collection. She has an incredible way of expressing herself using flowing lines of heavy black paint. The end result is captivating. I painted the swan neck display head for the centre piece in the style of her work as an acknowledgement to her and her inspirational work but I don’t think I did it justice! I would have loved to have commissioned a piece from her to display my work on but as a poor student it was not an option!