I am ruminating on the tension between sexual identity and cultural heritage through symbolism and mythology. My aim is to create personal mythologies that revolve around fetish, sexuality, and perceptions of femininity. I create scenes revolving around central figures, largely the masked femmes, masked cats of prey, and the Jorogumo (“woman-spider”.) These avatars hover in between being demons and angels and exist in worlds that mix elements of both heaven and hell. I draw heavily from Japanese folktales, ghost stories, and cinema to create these scenes. The characters I gravitate towards are often women who were shunned by their societies or lived through a great loss or trauma, continuing to haunt the places they used to inhabit or called home.