Each object was crafted from laser cut wood to create a frame structure that prints were adhered to. Each hanging structure represents a different phase of life, some more significant than others, thus their varying sizes. The text included on 4 of the pieces, while inspired by personal memory and nostalgia, is written to prompt it's viewers to reflect on their own memories, in relation to certain times, places, people and things.
The base of each lantern was hand-drawn based on the motion of water as a reference to the fluidity of memories. Reminiscing and pondering memories. The reference to water serves as a direct reference to its reflectivity in nature, but also its natural state and ability to form and adapt as its environment changes. This patter was printed on Japanese Kozo paper using the technique of photolithography.
The piece was installed at the Undergraduate Exhibition in Spring 2021, for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It was a hanging installtion that permitted viewers to engage with the space surrounding, underneath and between each piece. The text was dispersed without an intended order to be read, and allowed viewers to interpret it as they deemed fit.