ARTIST STATEMENT: The moment of documentation is where the movement of immigration halts; but the inertia of immigration leaves me restless. I therefore seek to reenact the gesture of immigration traveling towards the unknown. I thus migrate myself to the ultimate unknown - nature. Outside the four-walled studio, I find multiplicity of beautiful, distorted, brutal stories beneath the surfaces. I compile tectonic chunks, and compress the deepness of nature through intensive texture. Texture as text and as an echo of the body. I bury things in paper pulp. I use found and discarded materials like fabric, clothes, feathers, grass, and string. I pat, roll, crumble, caress, run over, rip, squeeze, fold or wet material. While the materials are soft, flexible, or fluid in their raw form, my laborious process uses adhesive substances to stiffen and freeze them. I hold movement in place so it becomes motionless, so it becomes motionless, so it documents the undocumented.