When I was making this work I was thinking about seasonality, death and rebirth, ancient symbols and universal archetypes. I explored ideas of regeneration; the cycle of life and the myths we build to understand it. My titles were often taken from poetry which echoes, however obliquely, these concerns. A particular focus was the myth of Hades and Persephone. The painting 'The Abduction' refers to Hades carrying Persephone off to the underworld thus instigating winter.