I am often seeking out comfort. If it is not present, I want to facilitate its creation. I try to surround myself with softness, nostalgia and calming shifts in color and pattern.
To accomplish this, I reach back to a point around the time I was born in every thrift store I can dig my way through. I look for objects and fabrics that will convey a sense of my strongest memories.
Photographs from my daily life are carefully tacked up. They provide stories and prompts for connection. You have been to that lake. I have been to that ice cream shop. We have both watched ourselves and our families age.
I want to hold the hand of my viewer in this space, give them comfort, and make plans.