And I Thought of You was an installation of 1,000 different, hand-printed cards with a unique thought written on the back of each one. Instructions displayed with the piece stated, "Please take the first card that attracts your attention. You may keep it."
The purpose of this installation was to create a unique connection with each member of the audience, as no two audience members would pull the same card. The piece also transitioned visually, forming different patterns as the cards were removed. When the final card was removed from a stack, what remained was a dark patch in the shape of the card that said "void."
The piece was created at a time when I was beginning to explore practices like mindfulness and meditation, and becoming more aware of each thought as an individual expression of energy. It felt very vulnerable to give away little pieces of my consciousness, without knowing who would be on the receiving end. I think a lot of our communication is tailored to who we think our audience is going to be, or if we're speaking to a group we might generalize things. These were very specific, intimate messages, which found a home with a single, random person.
The phrases on the back of the cards were documented in a Rolodex for visitors to flip through, in a piece titled, Thought Catalog.