I recently made security blanket (a patchwork of quilted bank notes) for this forthcoming exhibition. Cash makes life easier but is not my primary motivation. I’ve never owned a fifty pound note, so the idea of cutting one up to explore its formal qualities seemed delightfully subversive. The resulting pattern distorts familiar iconography, inviting the viewer to question the value of both art and money.

On Bread Alone explores the value of art in a recession and runs from 19th April – 17th June 2012 at Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester. www.nexusartcafe.com