There is a deep connection I feel to the earth.

I come from the earth. The earth embraces me when I die. Once part of the earth, I will become new life and grow new roots. I long to be part of this cycle. I want to feel the earth consuming me and light embracing me.

In this work I use light as my material, fogging film. The light becomes a veil: a veil between life and death, a veil between my physical form and the land.

I use precious materials, kozo paper backed with gold and silver leaf, emulating the fragility of life. Making becomes a ritual for me. I am delicate with it, as the absorption I so crave is a gentle one, part of the circle of life, becoming what I was always meant to be.