“Out of the Ashes” is loosely based on AWAKE lesson 2’s video “To the Edge” by Anja De Dobbelaere. As most of you know I lost my home including most of my photographs, paintings, journals, etc in the CA wildfires in October. From the photos I had on my iPhone, I used a photo from my trip to Italy, an image taken at the Oscar de la Renta show in San Francisco, and even a photo of the fire debris of what was left of my home. Thus the quote by Hiba Fatima Ahmad, “How can you rise, if you have not burned?” I also used some AWAKE content from Jen Maddocks. I like to think of the mannequin as rising out of the ashes to new possibilities.