this piece is about taking my personal associations with, feelings about, and references to home and turning them outwards in a way that means you do not need my specific experiences to enjoy the object’s use and understand it’s feeling. this piece takes inspiration from french stuffed and corded quilting techniques introduced to me by my grandmother, germaine bleuzen aguilera who emigrated from bretagne, france when she was eighteen. i wanted to take my associations with her and the home she fostered to create an enhanced playful and warm interpretation of a traditional process. i feel that textiles inherently play an important role in emanating feelings of familiarity and comfort. by taking this medium and portraying a scene that has quintessential elements of a domestic space, i hope that this piece will emanate the joy and warmth that home brings me.