The symbol of nests visually articulates the solitude I seek from being a victim of domestic violence. Being in a place where it feels safe is paramount for me. Nest of Departure is an ephemeral exit, a fertile and feminine retreat to escape uncertainties, which lie ahead. Netting, yarns and the shimmer of satin create a spontaneous and abstract habitat. Additionally my favorite objects are interspersed and mini nests are born. It is my life-cycle of birth, evolution, and death; evolving, winding and spinning its way through the chi. The Nest metaphors my own place of security to rest, to cry, to vent, to eat, to meditate, to write, to be at peace, to be happy and to make art away from the outside world.