As a photographer and video artist, my work typically consists of two-dimensional photo works or single-channel video art. However, with the support of the NDI I plan to move beyond those formats to create art based in three-dimensions, employing multiple-channel video and projection. I will develop a new project titled "First Breath, Last Breath”, which will thematically incorporate the birth of my daughter and the death of my father. I want to illuminate the pain and beauty of both life and death and the moments of transition from one to the other. I believe this new strategy will create a deeper emotional impact for the viewer than my previous projects and formats. With this grant I will develop new conceptual and technical skills, which -- as I navigate the waters of immersive video environments -- will be instrumental in creating a foundation for future works in this style.