The feather is significant on many cultures. In my Gitxsan culture, down is spread as an honourary gesture for guests before ceremony. Dancers dance with down in their head dress so that it spreads as the song is sung and the dancers dance. To witness this is quite spectacular as the air is filled with down and it slowly settles on honoured guests is like a blessing.
In other cultures, the feather symbolizes respect, communication, healing, and embracing. To be in receipt of a feather is to be acknowledged for your work that benefits your community.
These feathers represents the eagle feather. The eagle is a messenger that is able to bring messages from beyond the veil. To see an eagle soaring high above is to be in receipt of such message.
Form line is a part of art that 1000's of years old. The form line was vetted thousands of years ago as a part of or a complete work of art by high ranking chiefs. As each apprentice artist created his masterpiece he did so knowing if may not get to the front of a long house or it may not be displayed in public.
It is because of this vetting process I take each form I create with very seriously. What mastery to transcend the generations! The dart is very simple yet so demanding as it draws your eye and insists you continue your gaze to the next dart and so on. The darts on this crop top draws your eye to the centre of your being, circulating your energy, with each round, you get stronger.