Incorporating fiber art in my studio has opened a direct path to the major influences that have been informing my work for many years. Motifs and images from ancient textiles and Indigenous folk art reimagined through these pieces connect directly to the source of inspiration. The work becomes a devotional practice and an expression of appreciation, adoration, and connection. These sources offer aesthetic forms to explore in search of a deeper personal and universal expression. They reveal to me a powerful tension between an innocent, beautiful naivety and our relationship with nature, death, and spirituality.