robyn (and the children) and i visited barb's summer studio this afternoon. she's been renting one of the large studio's at the university but will have to leave in a couple of weeks when the students come back. barb's recent work is all about war and for the past few years she has been working with camouflage. it was a powerful experience seeing how the work is evolving. afterwards we all came back to my studio to look at my summer's work before i send it off - a striking contrast.