... on being asked for proof that one of his throwing objects really did contain a bird, Dilworth replied "destroy it and see".

Dilworth's art has beauty in it's traditionally crafted, totemic form and owes it's potency to the very power of mythology itself.

In recent years his use of once living material, and the mythological purposes he ascribes to his objects, has prompted association of his work with the growing interest in shamanic cultures.

Dilworth, however, makes no claim of this kind for himself or his work.

"I want to retrieve that moment of understanding, not by describing, but by making. Of course I'll fail, but in the chemistry of making another moment will appear. These objects are drawn from an internal landscape, of shifting sands. Connections are constantly being discovered".