I went to the British Museum for a bit of inspiration. They have a pretty comprehensive collection of African artefacts, most of which are quite dark and a bit creepy. I really love the rust and texture of a lot of the objects they have. There is also some contemporary art there like the huge textile made from recycled bottle tops by the artist El Anatsui from Ghana. Upcycling is something I have done throughout most of my work so far and I am really interested to push that further in this project, as it is so evocative of African culture. So much tribal jewellery is made from what people find around them, I think this will be the starting point of my material play.