The convergence of two lives

The transition from living in a small Ohio town to living in New York City led me to question why there should be such a disparity in the two environments. American Sociologist Erving Goffman’s studies on social interaction highlight the juxtaposition of these two different worlds, converging them into one, and are the foundation for my collection. Oversized silhouette is inspired by “hand-me-downs” that are typically passed down through midwestern families while transcribed poems reflect a personal social interaction with a poet on the New York City subway. This collection was inspired by, and is meant to inspire, more interaction with the strangers that make up this universe.