The bottle series took on a life of its own as I became obsessed with throwing more and more bottles. They became very figurative as they collected unglazed on my desk; tall ones, fat, ones, long necks, fat bottoms. I began to see them as gangs. I made up scenarios of who they were, what they were doing. They represent the struggle of fitting in, standing out, standing next to, difference, sameness and stillness.