Overlapping Worlds

The features and garb of this stoic woman staring sadly out a window identify her heritage as Asian, but the spectral reflection of the exterior world upon that glass tells us that she is far from her ancestral home.

A hostess in a Japanese restaurant in Paris’ 6th arrondisement, she appears lost in thought as she awaits patrons. Is she homesick, lonely, lost, or trapped – a fish not only out of water, but stuck in a bowl with a strange realm of excitement so close but so far...?