One year ago I gave my friend Heidi this piece for her birthday/new baby gift. I call it Birth Giver in the Red Tent. You many remember another version of the birth giver as tree of life symbol that I did for my Memory Keeper Project last year. This piece incorporates the tree of life and a poem from The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Heidi is a doula and was at Kyan's birth and so I wanted to thank her, and honour the birth process that she was about to revisit. I was hoping she could use the piece for a visual marker during the labour process but Lu decided to arrive before I could get the gift to her. To date this piece is my best example of the style I'm developing and where I see my artwork evolving in the future. This is hand embroidery, beading and applique on linen.