"If we continue to engineer the extinction of the last remaining indigenous traditional societies, we eliminate one of the last remaining sources of wisdom." —Prince Charles from his book Harmony
"The cultures and economies of indigenous peoples, who are de facto the original conservationists, should be protected and supported." — E. O. Wilson
After decades of using drapery in my work as a fruitful repository for feelings and for conversations with artists of the past, I realized a few years ago that the drapery – or textiles – from indigenous cultures could broaden the context to include my homage to their cultural value systems, which are invariably sustainable and respectful of natural systems.