This is the first oil-painting I finished (I’d tried small things before, but had no idea why the bloody paint wouldn’t dry!). I believe we were supposed to combine things or make compositions that wouldn’t occur naturally. Something like that – just a setup to maybe create some interesting juxtapositions. …And so I decided to paint an enormous hand that was also somehow a mountain. That’s why there’s tiny mountain goats on it. It certainly looks like a weird combo now. But I quite like the massive hand in itself, with the veins, and the nails and the folds at the finger joints.