I was given a bunch of flowers to photograph amongst which was an oriental lily. After I had taken photos they stayed in the vase until one day I noticed that the leaves and the petal had dried up and fallen on the table cloth. The morning sun was shining in the window highlighting the texture and colours. Seeing the  beautiful detail in them I realised that they would make great people with fantastic swirling dress, In fact  they resembled oriental ladies. With this in mind I set up a series of leaves and petals on butter paper. this resulted in many  artworks as variations on the theme. All the different compositions were created by adding facial details, shoes , instruments and some landscape features. "Walkabout" was this creation as seen in the way the leaves and petals were placed. some other artwork in this series include, "Bridal waltz" "In tune with the dune" Lady with a parasol" "desert dancers"