"The muster of peacocks are comical, elegant and beautiful.
I had just started working on a life size peacock, when Nureyev had an encounter with a raccoon in a tree and ended up in a heap on the ground with a broken leg. It was amazing to have Nureyev in my studio for three months during his rehabilitation. I would keep my studio door open and his sibling would come in to visit him. Being able to work from life in the studio was brilliant. After he was healed and released he took up chasing cars!"