I remain inspired by my local environment and particularly the lattice architectural device which is abundantly used here because of its suitability to this tropical climate.Shade is of the utmost importance as summers are both long and hot and the timber lattice screens help scatter the strong pervading sunlight. here we find most of the houses raised high on stumps to create better circulation of the refreshing breezes.From within the shady protection of the lattice, the filtered light is further broken into patterned grids. The oppressive glare is altered to an everchanging, shimmering light show. Beyond this, the rich green tropical vegetation adds a further dimensional play to the light quality.I love these concepts of light and shade, the public and the private space within.The family photo is from Barbara’s Mother’s parents – the Dazeleys circa 1912