I begin with a sheet of hand-made Korean mulberry paper called Hanji. I soak the paper in water, a life-giving and adverse agent for papers in its perpetuating cycle. I intently handle this laundry-like process, continuing with additional layers, soaking, squeezing, kneading, pounding sheets together until a new substrate with a new temperament is built. Through this process of continuous stress and agitation, once delicate fibers interlock and reestablish themselves into a thicker, resilient membrane - leather-like, porous, and luminous. I am always moved by this renewal gained from my time and labor.