Casey Riordan Millard finds solace in nature. She also finds solace in her laziness and work. She forgets about her impermanence while spending an evening at Costco and Target. She finds solace watching TV, drinking wine, biting her nails in traffic, or staring at a crossword puzzle. She feels a tragic frustration when life is too full of these venial distractions though, and she knows she is better serving her existence through the making of art. It is her way to confront her mortality and the mortality of those she loves while diverting her mind, and, as she works, she is able to simultaneously and subconsciously work through some of these issues. Her work also makes her laugh...which is a good cure from the weightiness of life.