“I don’t know if I’m reviving dead toys or pressing the fact that their playing days are over, but I wanted to see if it was possible to make them something 'more' than old junk, to give that nostalgic tug some welly and value” - the statement that accompanied my first rodeo, last year.

It stands, although this time around I let myself sink more fully into the project without questioning it almost constantly.

You know how I feel about marbles now. I put a huge amount of importance upon childhood artefacts; proof of how it was and how we were and I cling with desperation to anything that can give me that stomach-based spark that a treasure could give my four year old self.

This is treasure-hunting.

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