Inspired by the Chilean Muralists and with an eagerness to insert soft materials, personal content and unexpected textures in public spaces, I began wheatpasting handmade paper in public spaces in 2008.

Let go lightly was wheat pasted in mid-August 2011 on the deAppropriation Project Wall in San Francisco, CA. I photographed the daily dissolution of the phrase. Once the piece was completely covered, the photos were compiled to create a time-lapse video. The text "Hold on tightly" is installed on an interior white wall. The video projects on top of the cast paper, registering the projected wheat pasted text with the text on the interior wall. I first learned the phrase from my friend Bob Branaman, an older artist and classmate at Santa Monica College.

Both phrases are cast paper made from old bed sheets. Each phrase is 20” x 96” x 3”.