Over the last decade a dominant theme in my work is a series entitled  ‘Bodymaps’ which allude to a fundamental, universal basic body form. This can be found in such places as the cruciform in early English architecture, a reduced almost symbolic reference to the human figure. The Bodymap series has been a significant and fruitful theme both in itself and the ways in which it has evolved into other areas of investigation, most notably where they become a vehicle for the amalgamation and integration of cultural phenomena, such as experiences of the relationships between occidental and oriental cultures. In a way they can also function like metaphorical suitcases, transporting past experiences, encounters and regard for seasonal contrasts, which can impact the colour in works.