In this series of drawings, collectively titled, ‘Nests’, I weave a mass network of branch or capillary-like structures with tangled ladders. Just like my use of dark puddles, these stark, black, networks create unknown, menacing, depth. They become sinister traps as much as they represent, by title, somewhere homely and secure. Whilst one imagines what hides in the depths, the images can morph into insect-like creatures. My inspiration for these ‘Nests’ originates from the multitude of crows nests adorning the trees along the cross-country running routes I take along the undulating landscape of Bedfordshire. After decades of living in London, I often imagine thiese nests as tightly packed networks of interconnecting dwellings that reflect the mass urban networks of the city.