Pieced together fragments flow into one another creating space to dwell in her deepest memories of place. Fragments of cut canvas depict an abstract yet evocative representation of memories from her childhood home and are pieced together on the wall and floor. Through configured remains, Chantell seeks connections between herself and the places she inhabits. For her, memories evoke feelings of comfort and longing while transcending space and time, collapsing, and converging into the present. In Chantell’s work, the everyday items that fill places become important subjects while navigating her sense of self. Using abstraction, she constructs and deconstructs her work searching for balance both physically and psychologically. Her memories have colour and seep into the fibres of her raw canvases. Rearranging those fragments becomes a tool for decoding; a way to reach into the unconscious mind where pieces take on new meanings in their entirety and form a visual language of place. Through her work, she creates familiar built environments that use methods of abstraction and surrealism to highlight her changing perceptions of reality. The house is the container, and the memories are joined together like the baseboards that meet in the corners of every room. As an emerging ceramic artist, she is experimenting with colour and how these objects will become a part of someone else’s home and memories.