The ceramics sits on an old recycled wash stand, which has had a range of decorative techniques applied to the different levels of the piece. Whilst thinking about the changes that are happening to the natural world I wanted to illustrate in a visual way, the contrast between what is happening today with the changes that inevitably occur in natural selection. A visit to the Pitt Rivers museum in Oxford (UK) inspired the layout of the piece. Random creatures seen here are selected for an illustration showing that we may not end up with the right balance and certainly not always with our favourite creatures. Flies dominate the piece, plastic ones and others set in resin, whilst the skulls of wild and domestic creatures have a radio-active look to them. This piece has a rather frantic look to it as we scrabble to try to save what we have and know to be endangered. It is named, dated and signed by the artist 2010. A coiled piece made from Red Earthenware clay, which stands approximately 30cm high x 38cm wide.