My obsession with squares goes way back to when I started as a mathematics teacher. Forty years ago, the attraction was simply the many geometric problems I could pose about this very rich shape. Much, much later at a photographic workshop another delegate there commented not only on my square images but how the images (six in that particular instance) had been combined to make an artefact. This defining moment helped me enormously with that age old debate which dogs photographers - are we artists or not? Back then, I felt that I had made something - as opposed to the ritual of documenting what I had observed and photographed.