Making something for the sake of pure joy is a privilege. Jill Nahrstedt creates mixed media works that are bright and playful, conjuring ideas of vacation and leisure. The symbolism which includes rainbows, palm trees, hotels, and skateboards, pulls you into the world of rest and relaxation. She then layers in imagery of mushrooms and wildflowers. These are meant to symbolize the everyday network of support that makes a life like hers possible.