Chronologically the Dark Rituals/ Weightless (2022) explores both my time living on small islands in Southern Moreton Bay as a child, events leading up to 2019 where I stood on the precipice of death and my subsequent rise above the trauma. Drawing on uncomfortable memories of childhood and trauma from recent events, the installation references both youthful naivety and a sinister past. The memories form a bridge between what I choose to bury emotionally and my current mental health. They drive an ongoing inquiry into how "play' affects my self-esteem, both then, and now and how we view nostalgia from a psychological perspective. My work, in that sense functions as catharsis, allowing me to finally "play' while shedding a spotlight onto objects and iconography of trauma.