My name is Megan Roniger, and I am a visual artist from New Orleans, Louisiana. I work in a variety of media utilizing forms, colors, patterns and vignettes from my regional surroundings in search of a narrative about that place. This search looks to seemingly separate currents in the natural world, decorative craft, city life and more for what I assert is a unified identity of place and shared experience. I am particularly interested in identifying what I call markers of home: objects, colors, sensory experiences and so forth that become universal to our collective idea of home independent of cultural, social or economic backgrounds. I am interested in using my work to cerebrate these markers and to open the door for conversation about what we have in common. Through my work I aim to suggest that we as a community use time and history to filter our surroundings, hopefully leading toward a future filled with the things we love while letting go of the things we must learn to change. Therefore it is important to identify and list what is inextricable from our collective definition of home, and my work is like a visual listing.