Look, I only use my flamethrower when my toddler is asleep, ok? And I don’t let her around the wasps, wasp nests, or ball moss because my art isn’t a snack. Yes, I’m writing this artist statement while she’s asleep. I’m a stay-at-home dad and I have to work hard during naps. Fire, nests, and epiphytes (that’s the ball moss– things that grow harmlessly in a foreign environment) all make me think of home.