Many recent works have been made as commissions. This means that a client has requested that the piece be made to order. The brief for a commission can vary considerably, for instance the Short Story Prize had a very loose initial specification, the client having seen some of my abstract sculptures, he asked me to design and make a piece suitable for a prize for a Gaelic short story competition. At the other extreme, the Machinegunner was made to replace a piece destroyed in a fire. All that remained was a small photograph of the original, and my brief was to reconstruct the original small sculpture as faithfully as possible. One does not usually make replicas of commissioned pieces for other clients, but I am happy to make new work similar to earlier ones, and as I hope the range of subjects illustrated here shows, I can tackle a wide range of themes.