Dotson is interested in the human bonds we have with objects and the spaces that we inhabit. Through jewelry, worn on the body, we are able to carry and preserve these emotional vessels with us. Searching for the clarity within the chaos, each piece commemorates a specific childhood memory. The pieces are about memory, identity and nostalgia.
Chen is receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Oregon. Through various printmaking techniques and collage, her work explores childhood memories and its connection to language and the comic book form. In her work, Chen also looks at the use of animals in folklore and how their anthropomorphic qualities replace the human character.