What makes certain objects treasures? Containing precious or divine powers? Traveling through Europe with my parents as a child, I was captivated by religious icons, paintings and secular treasures in the gothic cathedrals and byzantine churches--the gold, the incense, the relics. As an adult, I sense a spiritual power that also dwells in the objects in the natural world-- the seeds, the pods, the branches in the woods where I walk each day. I combine and distill these two worlds into the shapes and vibrant colors of the pieces in this series. I invite the viewer to explore their own ideas of the preciousness and power of objects as they respond with their own interpretations of these images.