As a bilingual poet, artist, citizen of Louisiana, and of the world, I strive to give voice to the murmurings of my soul. I strive to capture the essence of the environment in which I work. With nature as my source, the work can be universally understood and experienced on many levels. These layers include the literal or physical, the metaphysical and the mystical or soul level. By doing this work and recognizing the many layers within myself, the work frees others to discover the same within themselves. In this way, the natural world becomes healer and dark trees in the distance become ancient wanderers coming home.