Mariko Mori broadly explores ideas around the intersection of life, death, reality, science, and technology. She is best known for her sculptures, videos, interactive installations, and photographs that often juxtapose culture and identity in the East with that of the West. Cyclic II is a large-scale aluminum sculpture that appears to have no beginning or end. Its form metaphorically suggests that nature and our universe are continually evolving in an eternal cycle of existence. Mori divides her time between London, New York, and Tokyo.