I am inspired by the traditional Asian mythology of the Rice Goddess or Rice Mother. In many versions of the story the mother is killed and the first rice grows from her body. Due to the sacrifice of her body, rice feeds over half of the total world population today. Similarly, having grown up in an immigrant family, I have witnessed my mother sacrificing her dreams and much of her happiness in order to provide for and feed her family. I mimic my mother’s Sisyphean labor as a seamstress and stitch grains of rice onto garments. Inspired by Joseph Campbell's suggestion to look to mythology to create metaphors to understand our daily lives, I am connecting the life of the immigrant mother with the mythological Rice Mother.