Tea has served as a bookmark in my life. The bitter unsweet of the North marking my childhood, the shockingly sweet of the South denoting the farthest geographic move I have ever made, while the hot, crisp, Asian green teas remind me of my heritage. Each napkin in this piece was hand dyed by individual bags of tea I selected for their color and taste. The tedious repetition of dyeing and attaching every napkin is calming as I find my own state of zen in each iteration.

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