Birds have become a personal symbol for Rebecca's migration between lands and cultures and for the hatching of ideas and growth. As humans, we watch the flight of birds with envy. To the artist, they represent freedom and an unattainable physical ability to explore the realm beyond the clouds. Rebecca is interested in depicting birds because of their unique relationship with humankind and for their distinguishing features - their movement, shapes and colors. As with other winged creatures, the bird in mythology is a communicator and bearer of celestial messages. They may even represent the darting flux and mutability of thought itself, of imagination and an emerging spirituality. For Rebecca, the spiritual journey entails the untangling and exploration of the nature of belief, involving a meditative state that accompanies the act of art making.