The series Smoke and Haze came out of a trip to the US in 2010 with my three kids and husband. The trip was made possible through the love and generosity of my friend Lillian Hoffman with whom I became friends with in the last few years of her life, in Sydney. Lillian was a collector of Artefacts and fierce advocate for the rights of all Indigenous people.

     The trip was both intense emotionally and spiritually as we made short road trips around the country Lillian grew up in. I tried to imagine my dear friend in the lonely landscapes in which we passed through.