The Illuminated

Thoughts about Writing, History, and Creativity
The Illuminatrix
The Illuminatrix is available in paper and electronic formats at 

Barbara Leibhardt Wester is a lawyer and historian whose work focuses on environmental and Native American issues.  She lives in northern Illinois, with her husband, two teen-aged sons, and a large Siberian husky.  She makes textiles and likes to take photographs of eroding surfaces.  Her interest in how different cultures compete and cooperate in using shared natural resources and political power has resulted in non-fiction articles and a forthcoming book, Land Divided by Law (QuidProLaw 2014) and a book of fiction, The Illuminatrix, 2012.  
Second Moon, detail, 24 x 53", November 2012.  silk and cotton fabrics and thread, glass beads.