Trade Roots

35" x 36" - hand-batiked cotton, beads and shells

My spiritual journey takes me through Botswana and back in time to my ancient ancestors. Many paths are/were taken: to hunt/eat, to trade goods for beads and cowrie shells, to exchange culture and ideas, and to explore our relationship to this earth. Just like my ancient ancestors, I meet with unexpected challenges, surprises and celebrations. Today, I honor the many ways of being in this world. I connect with the mystery of ancient places and peoples, my roots.

This quilt was accepted for the 2009 Sacred Threads juried exhibition in Reynoldburg, Ohio.