We are all interconnected through family, friends, work, play, etc. We are never truly alone. However, as I have battled serious health issues over the last year or so, I have struggled with feelings of isolation, loss, pain, fear, loneliness, confusion and frustration. All those experiences, however, have shaped me into the person you see today. I am here. I am stronger than what life throws my way. I will survive, I will thrive and, as the Phoenix, I will rise above it all.
Graetz is an award-winning textile artist living in Dalby, recently featuring in the Western Downs 10 Artists Project. She explores the people, places, flora and fauna around her through various textile mediums including silk and fabric design, fabric collage and thread painting.