All of these pieces were commissioned for a women's magazine a few years ago. I was given practically no brief other than that each one should contain a black, female figure. I decided to approach them with the idea that the figures were personifications of their zodiacal sign, and so aimed for an unhuman, otherworldly look. My first approach for this, in which all twelve figures would be sexless androgynes, was quickly abandoned as a potentially dangerous idea.

The feature was cancelled before the end of the year, so all twelve were never finished.