This piece, at its core, references the four elements in the hermetic tradition, and the mystery and interconnectedness of everything. An exterior cyanotype silk printed with the sun, sand, and glass layered over iridescent fabric and filled with fine, hand-sifted sand create four forms reminiscent of water droplets, or eggs, or the earth, or the sky. Sand and glass are the same earthly material and may be transformed into one and other endlessly through processes of fire, purification, pressure, friction, and time. Heavy, and earth-bound, they also sparkle and curve with a quiet sensuality. Earth, fire, water, air; a separation imposed to aid in understanding.I am fascinated by our endless search for understanding and control over our environment; our pain and pleasure, and how little we succeed. We are still mired in shifting proportions of utter mystery.