I had begun looking at the notion of ‘romantic love’ as a manipulative myth and collected imagery and made drawings and collages while reading around this. The idea was to challenge the ideal of a person being incomplete without a partner. Of the many images that appealed to me, I was compelled by photographs found in instructional fitness and workout books where women appeared (to me) to be exhausted by reality and to have retreated within themselves, to be solid and enough. Finding resilience through this disconnect and focus on personal physical strength and mobility