At the edge of a lake, with a sheer scrap of fabric from my mother's linen closet - I began a visual exploration of what it means to be alive, facing the realities of death. With my parents declining health, I desperately wanted a deeper understanding of the mysterious spirit that ties us to our ancestors and provides the experience of enduring connection.  

Within a few moments of stillness, the wind sculpted the fabric and water reflected the sky's blue - I felt like I had entered into a dialog with Mother Nature herself. The conversation continued, as I merged ancestral objects with elements in nature to reveal visual imprints of each exchange. These images hold both my felt-sense of connection with my ancestors and the threads of that mysterious spirit. My work aims to make visible the profound nature of those invisible bonds of connection, absent of time and space.