"the waves would welcome it beneath the sea" (2014) is a poetic retelling of tiny moments captured while traveling to places near and far. Footage is accumulated through 5 years and is strung together to form a video that shows the tension between foreign and familiar patterns throughout the world. One particular sequence shows the top of a green tree swaying in the breeze. This tree could be anywhere in the world, but the sounds that can be heard in the distance are Muslim call to prayers at dusk. The sound thus positions this tree in a distinct part of the world, creating a mystery and relationship between East and West. It is small moments like these that I seek to highlight so as to show that cross-cultural patterns can exist anywhere in the world.