As part of his research, Pasquarelli immersed himself into two environments that exemplify the relationships between our minds and the objects around us: the homes of hoarders and people with organizational OCD. Through these experiences, Pasquarelli has come to see physical surroundings as a projection or manifestation of the mind. By making paintings based on the compelling imagery he gathered from these environments, Pasquarelli is not just representing people’s possessions; he is painting portraits of their minds.