I was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Curaçao in the former Netherlands Antilles. On sabbatical leave from my teaching position, I spent the month of February in 2016 on the island after ten years away. My return home was long overdue and critical to my practice, which is informed so strongly by my biography.  The space of my childhood was one in which I was hyper aware of contrasts like economic class disparity, racial tensions, and perhaps most potently, the impact of human industry in the natural world. The month was a strategic exploration of dualities like these.