I began this work by dyeing 50 large sheets of thin paper, then layering them to create a wall and burning through the layers using incense as a drawing and carving tool. The burning is a permanent change that cannot be reversed, a kind of death. However, as the holes allow the paper to move and breathe, it comes to life. 2008, Gallery Gallery, Kyoto. 3500 x 2000 x 300mm.