My subtle use of symbolism ties back to different moments within my life and the slowed-down lifestyle of rural Arkansas. For instance, my crochet works imply the passing of knowledge from one person to another since crochet was taught to me by my grandmother when I was very young. “Life Goes On” is a piece of mine that contains my crochet works, but also depicts nature taking over a space reminiscent of an old cabin. I arranged the items within this piece to create a sense of a lived in space that has been forgotten. This was created to show nostalgia as well as the passing of time, as this show is a culmination of my life and everything that I have experienced within my lifetime. Accumulation and layering objects and images allows me to show my memories and life experiences all within a single space. I symbolize everything from the people who entered my life, to those who left, and the experiences that I grew from.Without my memories and experiences, I would not be who I am today. In a way this body of work took 22 years to complete and is a culmination of my life thus far.