The law of conservation tells us that no energy is ever created or destroyed, it simply shifts from one form to another. Through this work I seek ways to apply this belief to space: how we both give and take space in the same breath. I seek to explore ideas of memory and narrative in connection with the way objects share space and embody identity. I’m interested in ideas of protection and self-identity: what things do we build up around ourselves and others to prevent vulnerability and how do those fragile narratives shift and morph over time to maintain their strength. The kinetic movement of this semi-rigid material speaks to the mutable nature of our systems of protection, both the strength of flexibility but also the stretching, drooping, and tears that accompany the constant shifting of identity.