When trying to come up with an idea for “Threads of Love,” I wanted to come up with something different that wasn’t simply just threads weaving together. I remembered a fond moment from my childhood when my grandfather was trying to teach me the Cat’s Cradle. It was a very loving moment and this piece is a tribute to him as well. It all comes together as Christ playing Cat’s Cradle with the threads representing people united in love.

—Ivey Ao.