Seeing in the Dark is representative of the many diverse cultures around the world and the challenges they face. The traditional bust gives honor to a woman who, with her owl companion, bravely face an uncertain future. While the woman's arm is held in a defensive pose, her open sleeve suggests the vulnerable intrigue of her situation. The perched owl, with its ability to see in the dark, is a symbol of power and wisdom for the woman. Together the two draw on each other's strength and accept the challenge of finding their way through the dark.