I dream of a beautiful, clean-lined, white Mies van der Rohe house, all angles, glass and clear bright space. It's never going to happen. If I have two of anything, I've started a collection. My house is a collection of collections, gathered as source material or simply inspiration. Many of them have featured in imagery; they all contribute, directly or indirectly, to the work. Their creation echoes that of the pictures; they have in common patient assembly, layering of detail and texture, pattern, accumulation of meaning by juxtaposition. I've photographed a few for this - collection.