This work has been described as a representation for the plight of Man, from natural beginnings, forced into unnatural habitats and restricted freedom through societal pressures. The symbolic nature of this work can of course inspire many interpretations.
The Bound series, as well as exploring what it is to be restricted, also examines the interconnectedness of materials. The figure, in a natural material – in this case, wood – has innate movement, as it will crack and warp slightly over time, whilst tightly wrapped around with a flexible strength. The firm yet supple bind of the rope constricting the splitting figure in wood creates an interesting material conversation.