Within this cyclical existence we meet in the context of my piece. I am the impermanent material visiting this work. I mimic myself through the more permanent and still forms because no matter how hard I try, I cannot be permanent.
Identity can be an authentic representation of ourselves. It can also be a cleverly constructed falsehood. Sometimes others create our identities for us. Identity can exist in an instance as a distinct and intangible idea. It can also be something completely different in the next moment. We are born into an identity already at least partially pre-determined for us by many things from family names, to social security numbers, to finger prints. This series of pieces is inspired by how we are born into the cycle of rebirth within Samsara and our current life is determined by our previous lives that lead up to our life in the present as our true self. While one might speculate about multiple lives over a duration of time, we can also consider the idea that we ourselves have multiplied.