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In this series, using the deterioration of an old friendship as a way in, I visually explore the complications of female relationships. Because they are not a romance in the traditional sense, the language for what we feel is not really there or we do not allow ourselves to use it. Our lives intertwine and we expect so much, often without putting those expectations into words.

Together, my friend X and I destroyed our friendship with unexpressed and therefore often unmet expectations. Not to mention a few betrayals here and there.

The title for this series came from a conversation between myself and another old friend of X’s. She and X were talking about all the things they used to plan on doing with their lives "when we were young and anything was possible", but their own neuroses got in the way.

I have put the friends in mythological or allegorical settings to illustrate the ways we can mistake each other.