"In awe, am I, of the beauty of Balinese Daughters offering morning prayers at the rivers edge... and black African mothers chanting their babies into sleep with ancient lullabies. With happy hearts, sisters in Central America weave ribbons and flowers in their braids for a village celebration, white at the same moment elderly women in India sing soulful songs to mourn the loss of loved ones.
"On a rainy day in China, two little girls walk to school, giggling under the same umbrella, while
some old friends in Sausalito have tea and speak of their quest for wisdom, and notice new strands of silver in their hair. All such rituals express diverse yet similar spirit among the Women of the World. Common threads tie all mothers, daughters, sisters, elders, friends to each other, weaving a timeless tapestry rich in the colours of life and legacy.
"I created the imagery for this Collection as a means of encouraging the blossoming of Woman Spirit, and embracing ~ in these small, treasurable embodiments, a fraction of the immense heart of Womankind."
December 31, 1945 — September 13, 2007