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Within this series Souza’s imagery draws on her own native culture combined with a strong interest in other native communities, placing focus on practice and repetition of pattern and line making. Her imagery is complex yet subdued with sheer layers of color and sometimes texture emulating landscape as backbone to her composition. Through the intrinsic layering process of printmaking, she brings dramatic imagery utilizing rich and saturated color. Incorporating bold swathes of layered sheer inks to act as current, rhythmic patterns wind over the page creating story of cultural connection. The very process of printmaking is a perfect metaphor for this transference of cultural identity that Souza meticulously depicts in each composition, weaving layers of color to create an imprint of movement while referencing indigenous art forms. An added element of texture is included, through chine colle, another printmaking technique, incorporating pressure to fuse printed imagery together through collage.