Forbidden Fire

Embroidery on used pillow cases, 2017

At night when we are dreaming there is a fine line between our conscious and subconscious. How do we handle those thoughts and feelings that fill us with shame? On Reddit, one of the world's largest anonymous internet forums, anyone can confess to anything and be whoever they want.

I collected these secret dreams and wishes and embroidered them onto pillow cases from thrift shops. The dreams of one stranger meet the dreams of another. Slowly, while stitching, I contemplate the words, let them find roots in me, let the dreams become my own, try to stand up for them and let go of the shame in place of the person who couldn’t.