The word Dien, is an old homograph from middle english, which then meant both to die naturally and to dye, making color bond through time. In my work am I lifting up this word again as a concept within matter-based dye. Maybe we can say that we are all dying ourselves with the food we are eating, the trees we plant, the areas we build, the cigarettes we smoke, the chemicals we add into water, the travels we make and the air we all must breathe. What shade do we give the earth? Is this a happy color? 2016