'There’s a quality to holding a tangible character that I don’t think can be replicated in a drawing. Seeing a character is a limited relationship; but being able to hold that character brings it into the physical world and that relationship deepens. You can interact with them and play with them. Most often people will hold them gently as if not to hurt them. It’s not an ‘it’ or ‘just a piece of paper’, it becomes a ‘they’, a person. It can cast its own shadow. It comes to life.'