In response to a Pacific theme I developed an antipodean explosion of shaped wooden panels joined together by screws and painted in bright Pacific colours. Incorporating numerous abstract styles I used paintings within paintings (insets), multiple types of printed and stamped marks, experiments with textures and surface and their integration. With the use of the pointed oval as a reference to female genitalia these works were bold, feminist and down under. They relate to a drawing series, the Ethnic Series – an exploration of abstract symbols in white or black pen on earth coloured papers. The works reference Frank Stella and Elizabeth Murray with a vibrant energy and colour contrasts.