I am using imaages from history and culture to convey respect for Gaia. I like to think that the incredible designs on the shells have hidden stories. Stories, myths and ceremony can help connect us to Gaia. Most the images in the shells of these tortoise are historical renditions of actual goddess art, dating from 50,000 years ago. These Goddess images were taken from the book 'The Language of the Goddess' by Marija Gimbutas. Most of the marks in the grass are sacred writing and prayers in several languages.