“Commissioned piece for the Cedar Springs Retirement residence- Inspired by cedar and spruce-root hats of the Indigenous Pacific Northwest Coast people, this artwork expresses the belief that the land exists as an equivalent being to humanity. As such it should be respected. The horizontal layers of the landscape reveal that the land we live on is an ancient body. Knowledge acquired over time is embedded in the land in the same way it has become embedded in the aging human body. This hat celebrates the respect and reverence for aging and agedness that the Indigenous people of the coast uphold both for the land and for the person.”