Artist Statement: Shimmering hues of indigo and gold flicker from layered prisms deep within our souls. Changing light reflects the best in our spirit of empathy and kindness and envelops all we meet like roots of the mighty pine. Continue to be ever cognizant of those who suffer economic, emotional, or situational hardships, and be present with a listening ear. Stay steadfast with hawkish gaze for those who claim to speak for the greater good, yet oppress those who have no voice. Go forth with an aura of tolerance and love, and an understanding that true reconciliation originates from vigilance.