These images include references to methods of coded communication, from the spy code Night Writing to the Victorian practice of sending symbolic flower bouquets, also called floriography. Both of these historical systems of delivering meaning through symbolism often failed to convey messages clearly, and that also makes them an apt metaphor for how communication breaks down in our contemporary world.In this series of pieces, I explore artifice and how we assert ourselves in a way that may also seek to separate ourselves from others. I am considering how we identify and communicate gender roles and expectations, as well as the desire to be heard and understood. Finally, I am discovering my ever-evolving identity as a parent. In this role I am constantly challenged to communicate with my children, as well as advocate for them as they navigate life.