Mary Bennett is a mixed media artist, community builder and active citizen in Vancouver BC. Initially inspired by a CBC interview with paleo-anthropologist Genevieve von Petzinger, Mary created the pieces shown now in her most recent exhibit, 'Signs'. In addition to exploring the connections between maps, symbols and the 32 universal signs studied by von Petzinger, Mary also incorporates the labyrinth images that have been a component of many of her previous works. By utilizing different textures and tools, Mary is able to use these 'Signs' to illustrate modern humans' primal connection to geometic cave etchings created over 100,000 years ago. Though some larger pieces in this show were displayed at the Artists in Our Midst Roundhouse opening, Mary has also incorporated many smaller, more intimate, works.