When I applied for Elsewhere my main priorities were to change my everyday environment and change the studio practice I had grown comfortable with. Prior to my arrival I had no idea what form my studio practice would take on but I quickly learned that Paonia would offer me all the direction I needed. Paonia provides. There was a number of times where I had said out loud or even simply thought about something I was in need of and it always showed up, whether that be me mentally summoning tomatoes to come sleep with me or wanting new cassettes to listen to and then finding not one but four boxes of cassettes in the basement. Paonia truly does provide. I made work at Elsewhere that I feel could only be made in that time and place. Paonia and Elsewhere specifically is different than anyplace I have ever been before and I feel grateful to have experienced it.