Part of my research for my Diorama projects involved me placing miniature ceramic animal figurines directly into wild habitats. I wanted to explore the figurine’s reclamation of its identity as an animal, to see if it was possible to remove its domestic status. Can these decorative little objects hold their own beyond their intended habitat of the mantelpiece? I tried to make these objects look large and animated, with varying success. It occurred to me that animal figurines in the home are always placed facing the viewer. Simply turning the figurine around, so that it does not look back at its owner, was very effective for making certain shots work. The research turned into a successful photo series, which I named ‘Fauna’.