While attending a Native American peyote ceremony in northern California, embattled artist Iris Miller is given a vision of a way to achieve peace in the Middle East. She frames her unexpected vision within a short story and submits it to Israel's first annual Jerusalem Post peace literature contest. Winning that competition shocks Iris out of her inner war zones and catapults her into the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. When two American Indian leaders, her invited guests at the awards ceremony, are kidnapped by the PLO, Iris's quest for peace is forced into focus. Colored Edges interweaves explorations into the uses of color for healing as it follows one person's winding road to peace, first inside her own heart and then around the globe.