The work presented as “Interwoven” represents my timeless identity. It encompasses the scope of how my own identity relates to the history of not only my own family but the history of the greater human tribe. We have entered an age where conscious must be re-defined, but that does not mean abandonment of the old. Rather, it means embracing the power of our oldest traditions by embracing the rituals and actions that make us uniquely human. Each and every organism, is somehow “interwoven” by the systems of earth. There are several mythological associations with the spider and her web. While the Celtic people believe the web holds all life, Greeks believe it stands for fate, still some Christians believe its a tool of Satan. Native American myths suggest the spider represents the mother that created all things in nature. The web represents not only the web that catches life and feeds upon it, but also the web within and outside of us. It represents the mental web that blocks us from moving forward and the physical web of paths we choose to get our rewards. The tools of cooking in some images represent man’s rituals as well as industrialization. My webs are new creations symbolizing ethereal moments or the entrapment of death. I like to stitch into the web to accentuate the creation as well create an ethereal layer which the viewer may miss if they do not stand in the right place or observe closely. My webs are also about recovery. I have survived moments of fire and moments of water. I lost all my possessions to an apartment fire and I am a New Orleanian who went through Katrina. This past year I experienced a seizure that lead to hospitalization. Having now experienced the walls of a hospital room for a week, I know that I wanted these new webs to surround me as Mandalas used for mediation. We all struggle through life and struggle with death it is in these webs that one can obtain a place for meditation and hopefully peace. These webs are very much about the environment and the need to preserve it, and learn from it.