Megumi Ito is an artist living in rural Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. In this painting she depicts her life course as she approaches the age of fifty, capturing how she sees her life as composed of contrasts: day and night, mountain and river, countryside and city life, sorrow and joy. She also depicts the move that her family made from Tokyo to a small rural town in Kōchi Prefecture following the triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown that brought devastation to Japan in March 2011. Her explanation of the meaning behind the various elements of the painting are embedded as audio files in the artwork that the viewer is invited to explore in a non-linear way. Megumi uses traditional Japanese materials such as washi paper, handmade brushes, natural pigments, and glue to make her paintings. The pigments are the same ones that she used 25 years ago when starting out on her artistic journey, and are derived from nature, including oyster shells and minerals. Using these materials connects her to the craftsmanship that goes into their production, celebrating precious knowledge and skills.