As part of my ongoing research, I frequently go into environments that exemplify the relationships between our minds and the objects around us: the homes of those afflicted by hoarding disorder and organizational OCD. Through the interviews and home visits I have done with these individuals, I have come to see physical surroundings as a projection or manifestation of the mind. By making oil paintings and watercolors based on the reference photographs I have taken in these environments, I am not just painting still lifes of people’s possessions, I am painting portraits of their minds.