This series of crumpled paper pieces is inspired by two things – discarded newspapers in the streets and Leighton’s use of drapery, lovingly observed in his drawings and extravagantly used in his paintings. In the conclusion of my residency in Leighton House, I scrunched and crumpled painted paper with shellac and hung it amongst Leighton’s work, hoping the visitor would unconsciously notice this aspect of Leighton’s work without being distracted from their enjoyment of the house.

As part of the exhibition catalogue, Daniel Robbins, the curator of Leighton House, wrote an essay on Leighton and his Drapery.