I was invited in 2013 by Ulrike Voelker (Lohr) to submit a work for a forthcoming exhibition to be staged in Bochum, Germany in November 2014. The brief given was 'Nocturne' and I immediately thought of a female figure twisting and gracefully
gliding around the ice rink to a Nocturne by Chopin. I just love to watch the ice skating championships on TV and am enthralled by the beauty and magic portrayed in the elegant twists and turns incorporated by the skaters into their choreography, and
interpretation of their chosen piece of music. For me Frederic Chopin's Opus 9 No 2 conjured up in my mind a beautiful female form twisting, turning and spiralling her way so gracefully around the ice.