Items of small clothing, linen, toys, bottles, pacifiers, tiny shoes. All of these serve as talismans against the fear of the unknown. A sense of comfort comes from the illusion of preparation. As if a collection of things or a clean house could prepare you for a newborn baby. The future is uncertain and out of our control.

Tenielle Evans, nesting: kewpie object, 2012, crocheted embroidery thread, epoxy resin