i am but a
moth of a woman

The moth is a creature that, simply put,

is born to die.

But then again, aren’t we?


I am but a moth of a woman (2023) is a moving-image piece in which I explore the human condition through embodied reference to the desperation of the moth. Drawing inspiration from Virginia Woolf’s The Death of the Moth (1942), in which she contemplates a dying moth upon her windowsill, I use movement as a means of portraying this display of life and death while alluding to the greater human struggle.

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Life and death coexist, with each as absolute and sure as the other. We can ask the questions of the how and the why, but we will receive no answer. In the end, have two choices. To live with the intent of dying, or to die with the knowledge that you lived.

O yes, he seemed to say, death is stronger than I am.