made of American walnut, ash, maple and pine ebonized, bleached and painted 22.5" (H) x 18" (L) x 4" (D) 57.2 cm (H) x 45.7 cm (L) x 10.2 cm (D) This body of work was inspired by clouds, lightning, moon and sun, as well as the Ojibwe dream catchers. Always feel small and insignificant, compared to the enormous, beautiful nature, I constantly question the meaning of my own existence and am always searching for ways to calm my fear of the unknown. The Ojibwe dream catchers are one of those objects that provide great comfort for people to overcome Xenophobia. They were traditionally used as talismans to protect sleeping people, usually children, from bad dreams. Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. The dream catcher attracts and catches all sorts of dreams and thoughts into its webs. Good dreams pass through and gently slide down to comfort the sleeper below. Bad dreams, however, are caught up in its protective net and destroyed, burned up in the light of day.