This is a series that I am currently working on and are in a sense a response to the work that I have been doing over the last two years, a reflection, thay have all been created within a period of flow, in a way oppositional to the Corby Glen series. Making that series which was proposed two years ago, has involved two years research and is coming to fruition at the same time as this collection has made me reflect on the journey that my work has come on in the last two years, as well as the changes in the socio-political landscape during that time. The pigments chosen are rich in meaning, the ochres which have geographic and historic universal humanity. Indigo has been embroiled in the story of human trade culture, tracing the silk route, Colonialism, slavery and the industrial revolution, and Chemical manufactures. Cobalt Blue is a complex pigment, at once the pigment that represents for me the beauty of cross cultural exchange in the form of ceramics and glasses that are evidence of this across time and spread across the world, and at the same time the mineral is inside our computerised devices in the batteries, powering them, and it is a pigment that is unstable and toxic, rather like the debates circulating around migration and refugees by the far right in our current climate. And then the carbon blacks, bone black and vine black which are as old as ochres and rich in resonance.