Included works on paper are monotypes- made with pigment, ink, and water, responding to the historical significance of these local materials and traditions, while taking record of a physical moment in time. The process became public performance- carrying my materials with me as I walked, I brushed the sidewalk with water and ink often gaining attention and the assistance of curious passers-by. Sometimes alone surrounded by a skeptical crowd, but more often together, we pressed the paper onto the wet surface, absorbing the water, ink and dust left by the Wuhan air. I am also making monotype collages based on Wuhan’s terrain- piles of rubble and plastic from recent building demolitions were pervasive throughout the city. The works become archeological records, reflecting the contradictions embedded between China’s esteemed ancient customs and the fleeting nature of its quickly shifting populations and places.