"Konorebi is derived from the Japanese verb Komorebi. Komorebi describes a very specific type of lighting and translates to, when light shines through leaves on trees in a forest. I chose to base my name from komorebi for a few reasons. First, I love traditional Japanese culture, especially the way it honors nature and simplicity. I also find it humbling and fascinating that there are words in cultures other than my own that do not directly translate to English. Finally, my art is visual. We would not be able to use our vision to see art without light. To me lighting is everything. When I am in a forest and see komorebi, those angel-like rays create a magical feeling in me. This feeling is what I want to recreate for people when they see my art. This is why I chose the name Konorebi."