The artist’s interest in childhood; her own and others, has been at the core of her life’s work, both within fine art and professionally as a teacher. Teaching psychology has enriched and deepened her understanding about human behaviour and been influential in her own search for personal acceptance. Intellectual Quotient (IQ) and Emotional Quotient (EQ) are well known terms within education. This work is about what the artist has chosen to refer to as ‘Boundary Quotient’ (BQ). She defines Boundary Quotient as a measure of mental boundaries that can psychologically affect each individual human being. The psychiatrist Ernest Hartmann asserted that each person can be categorised on a boundary spectrum ranging from ‘thick’ to ‘thin’. The slop buckets you can see, hold sea water and sand taken from the physical boundary that surrounds our Island. Some of the levels within the buckets are deeper and weigh heavier than others and the words within, represent some of the self-talk that stops us from pushing our boundaries, being happy and living our lives to the full. As you move around the installation you can watch the way other people behave around it. People with thinner boundaries might move close to the buckets; spend time looking inside each of them and they may openly critique the piece. In contrast to people with thicker boundaries who might be more wary, pass by it and speak in a whisper. Is it our age, our personal experiences, our personality, current circumstances, genetics or maybe a combination that determine our individual Boundary Quotient?