I explore this intersection by crafting community for current and former foster youth through projects such as MassNFCA Connect.
Some of my work is about being left and some of my work is about what you take with you both tangibly and psychologically. I recreate and exaggerate objects that would be considered rather unconventional“transitional objects”. In this way I intend to evoke a state of mind that exists somewhere between the past and the present, in order to depict visually what it’s like to experience doublethink. In her book, "Trauma and Recovery," Judith Herman describes doublethink as, “the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously and accepting both of them” (Herman 87).