I had started various parts of this figure before our move, but she came together in my Taos studio. I had built the shadow box "skirt" earlier this spring. Usually this type of project is very frustrating due to my minimal woodworking skills, but this came together quickly! (That magical moment was more than compensated for by the difficulty I had making the ladder!) I had made the head in 2014 when I was working on "Caught by a Butterfly" and "Bug Man". Her collar is part of a vintage collar for a child's dress that I have save for years. Anyway, here are 5 children climbing through the chunky clouds so typical in northern New Mexico to reach a welcoming mother figure who looks to have her head in a cloud. I hope to have a name for this piece before I take to my show at the La Veta Gallery at the end of August.