Color is critical. I work the hardest at animating the layers of dyes and paints on the warp, weft, and inlays I create. A textile that glows because of beautiful colors and patinas doesn't need a complex composition. Subtle color combinations, simple compositions and beautiful materials are enough. I have a strong tactile and visual response to the linen, silk, hemp, paper and hand spun nettles (“aloo” from Nepal) that I work with.