Simone Needles is an abstract, process-based artist who approaches her art from an holistic, mindful standpoint in making her inks and pigments and methodically documenting the process. She seeks to explore first what her mediums suggest and then harness the energy into an image that interests her. She derives her inks from avocado, turmeric, beet, flowers, and other materials. She constantly seeks to expand her recipe book of natural inks. The process of creating the inks, gathering natural materials and then cooking over a stove in the kitchen for hours invokes the spirit of old traditions and and generational knowledge passed down.