The artist writes about her BAMS medal, Dust to Dust: ‘I like to test the boundaries of art in my work. For some time, I have been interested in the medal as an object that refers both to itself and to art. Medals are produced by pressing or casting. This provided one source of inspiration for Dust to Dust. The manufacture of medals is often an industrial process involving machines, and for that reason Dust to Dust is made of steel to reflect the industrial aspect of medal-making. The parts are assembled and used to press earth into the shape of a medal. One question that interests me and is central to this medal is: what is the medal? Is it the mould or the impressed earth? This question – what makes a medal? – has been at the centre of much of my work. An earlier work, Medals, comprises a DVD placed inside a bronze case. Watching the DVD, spectators can view a film showing the ingredients that make a medal. Included in Dust to Dust is a DVD giving full instructions on how to use the medal to make a medal. ‘Another source of inspiration for Dust to Dust is the idea of time passing. Styles change and pass into history, objects decay and return to their original elements. In Dust to Dust the earth medal is fragile and will be the first to decay, but the steel medal will also be marked by time until it too will rust and return: dust to dust…’ With every purchase, a DVD completely free of charge showing you how to construct your very own medal – as many times as you wish!