Michael and Elizabeth M. Kirk are both enrolled members of the Isleta Pueblo, located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley in the beautiful state of New Mexico. The multi-generational father/daughter duo call upon their culture, heritage and surroundings for inspiration for their wearable art. Michael has been creating works of art since the early 1970's after returning home from a tour in the Vietnam War, he enrolled in the local community college for computer engineering, eventually landing at the University of New Mexico where his brother, the late Andy Lee Kirk, convinced him to dabble in jewelry making. What started off as means to make extra income while finishing their respectable degrees, turned into a life long love. The two brothers eventually separated their business and made their own way in the industry. Elizabeth joined her father in 1994, seeing the business needed better organization, communication and marketing if it were to flourish. She was no stranger to the studio, as a child, forever eager to be by her father's side, she had run barefoot in the work area stepping on broken saw blades and knocking over oxygen tanks. To occupy his daughter, Michael put a jewelers saw in her hand and drew various patterns for her to saw out. Little did he know, one day she would still be barefoot in the studio, jewelers saw in hand, still wanting to be by his side. As a father/daughter team they are fortunate to not only spend time together doing what they love, but they also have been able to witness one another evolve in their art form.