These are images of unspecified labour, where the task, the stakes and outcomes are not transparently evident. Curious and committed I am ready to work. The journey of making art travels alongside everyday life. Effort and outcomes accumulate through hours, weeks and longer blocks of time where the familiar and the new jostle for attention. What propels our creative preoccupations forward, with or against a rip tide or adrift in elusive ebbs and flows? What anchors our individual practices and what idea frameworks sustain the task of creative labour? These photographs are tribute portraits to the labour of being an artist and a reminder that process matters.