PALIMPSEST: A palimpsest is “something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form”. I had begun to make images from small sections of paintings, areas where the accidental mark had resulted in a patterning of delight. However, the images just appeared like close ups of the painted surface. So I copied the image, reversed it and changed the opacity and somewhat like a double exposure, the original could be seen through the top layer. At this stage I began to add more layers up to five, and kept turning each one around and playing with exposure and opacity At some moment a new picture emerged. On seeing these new images John Blakemore suggested the term palimpsest as the visible traces of the original were still there, but the surface had been changed. This process between the painting and the photograph began in 2020.