My name is Merritt Pamela Hill.
I am an interdisciplinary artist who has spent the past 2 years exploring distorted comforts that are embedded into our memory of particular spaces and objects. By harnessing my own memories surrounding artifacts from my early childhood, I hope to uncover this crossover of comfort and pain that I have been battling within myself.
I have since extended this investigation to objects that weren’t mine. I ask those objects, “why did they leave you behind?”, with only my own narratives with which to answer.
I encourage my audience to reflect on their own relationships, intertwined with senses, locations, and memories, in hope that I can connect them to a pathway of healing.
I ask, “What creates a distorted comfort?”