I remember cooking with turmeric in my first apartment and it dying the white linoleum in the kitchen and I thought, "Well, there goes a piece of my deposit". However, the beauty of this vibrant, golden root is that it does not last forever. Turmeric is temporary. I love knowing that making art from the earth is time based. I don't feel a nagging at my heart for painting with plastics anymore. I can play the way I've always hoped I could.