This video piece was made to reflect on the resolution of mourning as an ethereal state. Chalk is used as it is formed from the microscopic skeletons of marine plankton, colourless and pure, collapsed and compressed, over millions of years. Chalk is made from ancient dead organisms and so carries with it a sense of loss, not morbid and heavy but ethereal, light and full of hope. The chalk in this video artwork was blown into the air and onto a constructed cloth artwork titled ‘Holding On’ (2012) This work consists of patches of cloth that are barely held together with stitch. Some of these have been printed with fragments of letters from people I know who have died in recent years.