Anita Fields is interested in how we adorn ourselves for certain purposes and the transformative experiences we are allowed by this process. These ideas are realized by the making of clay and textile articles of clothing such as dresses, moccasins and even purses. They are metaphors for how we see our place in the world and the influences of culture.
As an Osage artist, the work she wants to express comes from a multitude of places. It can be based on childhood memories, experiences, dreams, social issues, and everyday encounters. Anita may be compelled to create work after reading a great story or witnessing a powerful event. She is inspired by family stories and the narratives found in the culture and history of Osage people.