The start of the Tribal Tribute series began on the auspicious night of the Maroochydore Art Exhibition in 1999. This is when I met the indigenous lady - Nuuna. We both attained first prize in our relevant sections and had a mutual respect for each others work. We shared our past experiences and talked of reconciliation. Our journey, as they say - ‘and so it begins'.

Our first collaborative piece called "Womens Business" was exhibited at the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island Awards at Canberra in the year 2000. Each piece dances with a creative reconciliation energy or life force of its own.

I have now met some amazingingly talented indigenous artists who are adorning and embellishing the Tribal Tribute Series. Peter "Murray" Mulchay and Sue "Macca" McPherson's hand painted additions to my glass work is to be seen to be believed.

The vessels honour the past tribes as our teachers, the present as our creations and the future as our inspiration. We now stand at the crossroads and together we we can heal the broken, unspoken laws of nature. When we honour Spirit Earth peace will live in our hearts again.

Each one of my Tribal Tributes are strong and meaningful pieces. They stand on their own as silent sentinels empowered with great strength and wisdom.