the inspiration for Medúlla

I guess my head was sort of between Iceland and New York, then I escaped to an island in the Canary Islands where not even the tourists go. It’s really small, and this guy lives there and he’s just opened a studio in his living room, so I went there and I was walking a lot. I don’t know why I have to walk as I write - it’s the ocean air, the dodgy fishing village, the dodgy food. I probably needed to get away ; I had just become a mum and stuff.

i-D magazine #244 , june 2004