Blank spaces, luminous borders, vacant buildings, and crowded structures have always fascinated me. Sometimes these are mythic places. Sometimes they are closer to home. Throughout my career as an artist, I use snapshots of my life which explore various borders—home and leaving, loss and change, family and freedom. I use these images to emphasize both the commonness and uniqueness of these borders. It is often stale spaces that can be brought to life by exposing their contrasting energies of stasis and comfort, whispers, and ghosts. They ask us to question the way we engage with our environment and what we are leaving behind.