Since moving to Brazil in 2015 I have been loosely basing my work on the many hand made pavings in Brazilian cities., known as 'pedra portuguesa' (portuguese stone) There are always so many interesting facts related to them in their long history which dates back to the portuguese colonisation in the 1500's. These works are a continuation of a series I started in Brazil. The last of which are made in my London studio. I wanted to introduce a material element that would bridge this 'gap' between the two continents I live in. During my research I found that flock wallpaper was at the height of fashion around the time of the European collonisation and industrialistion of Brazil. Once a luxury product used by the wealthy in the grandest apartments, it has declined into cliché, intended to evoke an atmosphere of Colonial grandeur. It is not clear when the first flock papers were produced, but trade cards and advertisements show that flock papers were available by the late 17th century. Edward Butling's card of around 1690 declares that he 'Maketh and Selleth all sorts of Hangings for Rooms', including 'Flock-work', at his premises in Southwark. My studio is based in Southwark.