During the release event for Days After Your Departure, I had the privilege of premiering an exhibition that served as an ode to intimate moments and places in my life. The work featured two recreated rooms where I had shared my most treasured memories with my mother.
In order to build out the exhibition, I collected items from my mom's old place and also sourced objects from my aunt and elsewhere in an effort to animate the nostalgia of my upbringing. The idea---sparked from a conversation with my friend Dante---was nurtured in hopes of disrupting the infinite loop of my mother's final breaths. I have prayed to remember her vibrant and healthy. Those are the recollections that I fight to keep neatly folded in the room she occupies in my heart and mind.