Risa’s work is an investigation of perception, her work integrates two dispart materials mimicking each other rendering visually as though made by one single material. This questions how we see value materials. For example, porcelain with gold duct tape affixed, was entangled with its replica in the form of a soft-sculpture made of muslin and copper pipe, requests to consider the tape in this new environment. Do we inherently assign it with more value or does it completely transcend its material notions of tape and become something else all together? Through this mimicry and indexical object making begins a critique of our ideological perceptions of different materials.