I am Wirajduri woman with ancestors who flourished along the banks of the Kalare (Lachlan River) in a locality called Merriganowry near Cowra, Wiradjuri Country. I was born in Chicago, U.S.A. with Polish American descent. I am a doctor currently training in psychiatry, with a background in neuroscience and genetics. I love to incorporate my culture, nature, healing, and mindfulness into my art. I do a lot of ultraviolet paintings, and am currently working on a large rainbow serpent painting that changes under UV light. I would bring this one to do live painting at the festival.