The residency at Shoebox Projects ended with a fun closing reception. I'm grateful to everyone who braved the unusually extreme hot weather that day to see the closing of my month long residency. The project was experimental and site specific. The installation, Common Thread was an ephemeral piece that took hours to put up and more hours to take down. The immigrant wall where viewers were asked to write down a name of an immigrant and their relation to the person was an enlightening project. Many conversations were sparked by all the pieces specially the #alien piece which illustrates the numbers of hate groups in America from the hate fighting and tenacious organization, Southen Poverty Law Center - SPLC. I'm thankful for this experience and grateful for the support of Shoebox Projects and Kristine Schomaker.