......and for some reason I am challenged to find a way to interpret the stereotypical western hat in a modern artistic way. I just don't think you turn your back on your heritage, you reinvent it, you see it and use it in a fresh and modern way. If I was from Europe and came to Texas I would be disappointed if I did not see western hats. And if I saw them in a new light I would think. Wow! These people have an interesting history and are very contemporary.