While studying at McMaster University (2007-2011), I was selected to create a piece for a commission piece for Mills Library: library.mcmaster.ca/news/8349
The piece was a mixed media "box-work," a series which I worked primarily on in my last two years of studying at McMaster. I built the panels and frames, dropped & poured paint, and embedded objects like dried plants, seed pods, rusty metal, bronze filings, and other found objects.
I titled the piece "Dear Person, this is for you (and I love you)" which was about the process of building an art piece specifically for a person or group, without knowing or having any connection with them. But all the same, I was really eager to build it for them, so the reference to "loving them" is a bit cheeky but in a way also sincere.
Plus, you know, they paid me.
Making & co-creating