Sometimes when I have traveled away from my home on the plains I find myself working in a forest. Such lush and green locations are overwhelming to me, and I am out of my comfort zone creating installations surrounded by towering trees that hide the sky. Uneasy feelings of being trapped invade my senses, and my adrenaline rushes.
The location of this installation was one such place. To add to the anxiety as I worked, I heard voices of people nearby, though I couldn’t see them because of all the trees. I do not intend for my work to be performative and seen by people, and knowing there were other humans nearby made my heart pound and my hands jittery.