“Ma” in Japanese means to exist between things; a pause.
Lace is a material that represents tradition, and femininity, even daintiness. Lace is often a veil, or a covering with space, and hollow intervals.
The process of deconstructing and fragmenting lace allows for an interruption in pattern, a change; however it is important to keep it present as it represents the feminine, and suggests a softer, more empathetic social paradigm.
I notice the snow on mountains as they become windblown and hardened. The surface is undulated with constantly changing layers affected by wind, rain, and sun. Negative spaces form and create patterns against the hard surface, glistening like sugar resembling something sweet and seductive.
“Ma” is a culmination of these ideas: The surrounding landscape, deconstruction of pattern, transition, and a suggestion of the feminine.
It is always changing, always quiet.