This series examines human touch and the role it plays in the making of art and constructing and protecting our world. The felted wool underscores the softness and strength of that touch. “Secrets” were inspired by a former student from the People’s Republic of China. During a conversation, he said one of his greatest joys as a child was to hide a tiny cricket in a little bamboo cage inside his shirt. He and his pet “protected” one another, and it was his secret.