I made this for you was an interactive installation featured in the Herron undergrad junior photo show, Optique. The viewer was invited to take an envelope with the instructions "open when you need it." As a person, I constantly try to be available and open to the people I care most about. I try to put positive energy out into the universe with the belief that it will come back. I am constantly making for the people in my life. This piece was made to bring those things together and to offer a piece of myself to strangers, to spread that energy in the hopes that it would somehow affect each person who chose to take an envelope. Each one is unique--hand typed, different photographs, different words I've collected over the years, different flower petals, different thread sewn into different patterns. Some people opened them immediately, some waited, and some may never be opened. l though I didn't intend it to, this piece has transcended the gallery and bled into the every day; the people I know who took envelopes have continued to carry them around, have continued to pull them out randomly to look at, have forgotten and rediscovered them in the short span of time they've had them. I believe that "when you need it" will be clear to each individual in possession of an envelope and that each person ended up with the envelope that was meant for them.