Carma and I grew up together in rural NSW, Australia. Her portrait is a celebration of our relationship, attempting to express and share the beauty I see in her. I aspired to portray Carma’s connection to and love of our environment and animals, as well as her kind-hearted generous nature and strength. This portrait sparked collaboration with Canberra floral artist Amy Clement, to create a personalized headpiece for the sitting. The headpiece contains unusual foraged elements and explores and captures the beauty that can be found in familiar but unremarkable natural materials. The blue tongue lizard, Fezzik, is one of Carma’s pets.