What a strange feeling it is to return home after so long away. I am back in Australia, and experiencing what I am sure all travellers go through after a big trip. That feeling of slight estrangement in your home town – like viewing your own life through the glass of a museum cabinet. The exciting news is that I have cleaned out my old studio, sending the newly displaced spiders scurrying away from the stacks of canvases, and plan to get some painting done! While I was cleaning, I found this old work. It sat on the top of my cupboards and watched me, and I began to think about all the people from all around the world that I have met, and how their interactions have helped shape me as a person. I feel truly lucky to have known these people.