“You can’t take it with you…” began as a pop-up screen print for the “Worldbuilding” portfolio organized by Janet Ballweg and Troy Richards in 2016. It was the first piece I completed after the birth of my son as my whole life was in transition. This quiet view of a dining table slipping into the sea seemed a strong metaphor for inevitable change. This new, installation form of “You can’t take it with you…” first came from a dream that I was trying to stay afloat in a sea of teacups and paper boats. It is also inspired by children’s book “Teacup” and the 2015 refugee crisis.