I am a visual artist and designer, but also have two decades of training in medical herbalism. For many years, I studied Chinese Five Element Theory as part of a program in Plant Spirit Medicine. Each element has its relationship to the seasons, to organ systems in the body, and to emotional/psychological states. It is a beautifully constructed science that integrates what is happening outside our bodies with what is happening within. Of the five elements (in the Chinese model – fire, earth, metal, water and wood), each of us has characteristics that reveal a dominant element in our being.