I’m neurotic. I become really anxious about many things, but especially social situations. I don’t like to smile when people walk by. I think up excuses not to go to parties. I really hate ordering sandwiches because I have to answer too many condiment-related questions. Anxiety is a part of my life. At some point, I realized that the most helpful therapy was the act of sharing. With the Anxiety Series, I use imagery, text and deceptively friendly colours, within the traditional medium of embroidery on cloth to create a set of confessions and conflicts between myself and providers of advice. Cloth as a medium has a familiarity and comfort because we are constantly in contact with its surface. I am unravelling the hope chest of linens, making objects that are not useful, and keeping them out in the open instead of inside.