What Is Will Be Was derives from the Buddhist concept Anicca, or the law of impermanence. In this work, nature’s temporality, of which we are subject to, is expressed through the micro movements of the wind and the physical shifting behind the camera. Time is a measure of impermanence and its memory persists. In essence, the experience of time is fast, but the memory is slow. We are connected in space as demonstrations of matter, yet separate in our experience of time. A memento mori, the collage evokes an issue at the core of humanity, the reality of mortality. This principle of perishability is the most unvarying thread of humanity. The piece intends to suggest this transience and empathically embrace the collective experience of our truest truth.