When you are a child, the places you visit are very few and often not of your choosing. You are shuttled between locations that are deemed safe by the adults in your life, but once there, you have free reign to be yourself and play. I chose to present the few places in my childhood where I felt safe, inspired and free. These buildings were my own little world where anything was possible, where I made lifelong friends and where I was loved. The memories from youth are sometimes blended together, patchy and exaggerated, but they provide a base for what we seek out in adulthood – we look for these places that feel warm, inviting and comfortable.
~ these works were part of "Memories: Real and Imagined" at the Janet F Harte Library, Corpus Christi, Tx