As a Native American artist I work mostly in watercolor because I love its brilliance and characteristics of translucency. Watercolors allow me to convey emotions, set a mood, or experiment with new techniques in a rather short drying time. I also like to work in mixed media using paper, acrylics, material and modeling mediums when I am addressing past present and future issues of Native Americans. In this sense I identify as a research artist. I find the truth before media goes on canvas.