Tell us about the evolution of your concept through this creative development process.
My concept evolved with challenges gathering the qualitative data aspect of the work. Spending more time on face to face interviews and collaborations rather than reaching out widely through internet surveys. It also evolved with me leaning into the literature and data I was responding to. Interviewing members of the community and Glenn Albrecht (the man who created a lot of the words I was exploring) changed the feeling I wanted to get across to the viewer of the final artwork. Less doom and gloom and more educational and uplifting. I knew I would have to mould and shape my initial ideas by confronting my own personal biases through asking questions of my interviewees and listening to the wide and deep answers.