In 2011, I was involved with San Diego Visual Arts Network to create runway looks that connected art with fashion.  There were eleven collaborative groups of four combining talents of San Diego’s top of the field artists, fashion designers, documenters, and educators. My group, Elevation, embarked on a mixed media adventure of an apocalyptic ending of one world to birthing an innovative world of new life, new ideas, and new purpose. Our team took on elements of ash, mud, seed, water, and crystal bringing fresh life from the old through reinventing, repurposing, and recycling what once was.  This event was the catalyst for me to commence my one of a kind collection of Art in Texture bags.