Okinoshima, situated halfway between Japan and Korea, is a sacred island home of Shinto gods. It recently became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and now only priests are granted entry. The ocean surrounding the island is also believed to be sacred, considered a gateway between cultures. The island represents my search for personal cultural identity as a South Korean-Japanese-Australian artist in the UK. My project is more broadly about oceans that connect us emotionally, culturally and physically, using the metaphor of a network to map between water to land to individual, to understand importance and value of identity.