My name is Melissa West and I am a Tasmanian Aboriginal Woman. My ancestors came from the East Coast, Cape Portland and Eddystone Point area. This area is where my heart lives… it’s home. I have learned my cultural practices from very special and amazing Aboriginal women. It is a responsibility of mine to insure those younger generations, when they ready, learn these practices too. I hope you love what I have made; my work is always made from the depths of my heart and the heart of country. I always get permission from my ancestors to go onto country to collect resources.