Fortunes of Comfort

“Fortunes of Comfort” is a collection that explores the yearning for belonging in a new place. The artist draws on her personal experience to highlight the nostalgic connections sparked by familiar foods. Hanging ceramics, collages and beadwork reference elements of prehistoric and folk art blended with modern day international food packaging. The result is a display of contrasts: old/new, clay/plastic, lasting/disposable, remote/convenient. Each is meant to describe the pull between an idealized “back-home” and the deliberately chosen new “home” of present life. Gold accents reinforce the idea of discovery through a treasure-trove of small connections that bind the two.