This is Ilena's first animated short film. Previously Ilena's sculptural work has been shown in galleries, including Art Basel in Miami, the SoFA Chicago, and the Museum of Art & Design in New York. She has done residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana and the McKnight Residency in Minnesota. The artist's most current work has been in public art projects. The artist recently completed a grant project including a 20'x30' mural and multiple workshops teaching school aged students flipbook animation.