"At what point do the materials that make up a picture become the picture and no longer just the materials?
"Where does a depiction begin and end? With a frame? But what if the frame is itself depicted? What happens when I make the materials themselves the subject of my portrayal? What happens when I portray the materials?
"Through my work, I want to touch the boundaries of creation. I want to feel the sensation of my creation's evaporation, with the object still very much present before my eyes."
—Michiko Fujii Fowler