Artists' Statement: Preservation of bodies for the ancient Egyptian was far from crazy. The title of this book, 'The Past Lives Again', made my mind twist. I could chose [sic] to make this 'living again' peaceful or a gasp for air. I wanted this piece to be explosive for the viewer, making an artistic dent in their memory. The paper hand reaching for 'life' not only sends an eerie, creepy sense, but also a sense of celebration. The dead, the past, is back and lives again.'