Close To Home was inspired by the eucalyptus trees in the panhandle of San Francisco’s Golden Gate park, and the wider experience of finding beauty in the apparently mundane. I walk by these trees on an almost daily basis, and they seem to change as you come closer, revealing the subtle depth of their colors – which also change with the seasons, the light, the rain. I drew additional inspiration from a pair of paintings by my mother of scenes from my childhood home in Colorado: aspens, river rocks, blankets of snow. I designed the draft itself to pick up on the shingles of home & the curves of overlapping stones, and it, too, changes depending on how closely you examine it. It morphs slowly from edge to edge and end to end, like the trees in their various contexts.