I was influenced by my mother, who was an amazing calligrapher. She died by accident, and this particular series of my work is all about dealing with her death. I was struggling with that event, revisiting and rehashing every detail, because I wasn’t physically there when she died. I still don’t know exactly what happened to her - how she died and why she had to die. I was sick and tired of the frequent nightmares and, finally, I decided to paint about it. I have used painting as a healing tool to let it go…with the tool my mother gave me.