Rie started working on this series "Sense of Wonder" during the pandemic.
She suddenly remembered one of her favorite books "The Sense of Wonder" by Rachel L Carson. After that, lots of ideas for her work came in her mind, so she decided to work on the theme.
When she was in her twenties, she started to take a strong interest in the global environment as a designer. She was developing products and designing packages, so she realized that the products she made had a great impact on the earth. At that time, she was inspired by some people who consider the global environment as a creator such as Yvon Chouinard, Buckminster Fuller and Douglas Tompkins. So she started designing packages using recyclable materials, which was rare at that time yet. She also started using eco-friendly products in her life. Around that time, She met this book "The Sense of Wonder". It still inspires her.
She created this series with her respect for Rachel L Carson and her love for the earth.