The Madidi Clouds:
The Andean spectacled bear, a mysterious and endangered species and the inspiration for the story of Paddington Bear, was the focus of Susy’s years of study in the Andean cloud forest in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park. During long periods spent alone in the remote cloud foerest, Susy became obsessed with the patterns and colour around her. Lichens, epiphytic bromeliads, thin-lipped frogs, hummingbirds and magnificent condors along with the spectacled bears were all captured by Susy through her detailed drawings.
Her most recent fabric collection The Madidi Clouds are based on these illustrations.