Luoye gui gen (落叶归根) is a Chinese expression. It means ‘Fallen leaves returning to it’s roots.’ It refers to drawing inspiration and wisdom from one’s roots. I am of Chinese descent, born and raised overseas, in a sense this expression is descriptive of my life. I integrated the image of airmail envelopes into this work because the strong family connections my family retained in China made airmail a casual appearance in my life. I also featured plum blossoms. My Chinese name means a beautiful plum blossom, however in Canada there are no plum blossoms. My first time observing the flowers in China was a special moment for me.