These were made in response to a brief set by York open studios to create a piece of work inspired by the Tour de France whose opening stages are being run in Yorkshire.

These little boxes were quite fun to make! One of Hannibal’s elephants is sporting a rather dapper ‘king of the mountain’ shirt whilst balancing delicately on a circus big top. To me that sums up the fun and sportsmanship of the race, with a nod towards the gruelling effort of making it up all those hills....