I use hard-edged geometric shapes mixed with soft "pillow like" hollow forms throughout each art object. The colors of semi-precious stones, that are used, are significant. In my culture, red and yellow represents power; in the physical and spiritual sense. Green is the first color a child receives, representing newness like the first growth in spring; Shapes such as the circle represents the Circle of Life, squares, rectangles, and triangles represent how Native people were boxed in on the reservations and their freedoms taken away; Free flowing shapes represent how the spirit of Native people could not be harnessed or tied down. The deer antler and horsehair are used to honor the animals for their special role in helping Native people persevere and survive.