Let’s Grow Old Here, 2017
This installation intends to create a space of peace and rest around the social event of drinking tea. Tea in my personal life has always been a symbol of friendship, routine, and good conversation; the greatest bonding moments and conversations of my friendships past and present have occurred over a cup of tea, making the tea bags in this installation symbolic of the many small moments and personal memories I've shared with the people I care for the most. The interior environment behind the tea bag curtain is a simulation of my childhood home's porch. A quiet place I could always go to share a private moment and cup of tea with a friend. A place to ponder growing old and the passage of time.