Each crafted environment shown is of their first bedrooms away from home. The nature of the inhabitant and the sanctity within are in the details.
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Logan Kiester, 25, is a Lane Community College student preparing to transfer to Oregon State University for agriculture. He attends Columbines School of Botanical Studies, a local program for clinical herbalism and botany, and is a "budtender" in a cannabis dispensary too. Kiester's room is simple and colorful, much like himself, and upon closer inspection plant imagery becomes just as apparent in his room as in his daily life.
Caila McCarthy is 25-year-old Fine Arts student at the University of Oregon, something you might guess from looking at her wild room and pink eyebrows. Before having this room to herself and her dog (not pictured), McCarthy was in an abusive relationship. As the years pass from the end of that relationship, she says her art has slowly begun to fill the walls again and things get bluer and bluer. She "collects" the safety pamphlets from the backs of airplane seats and sews mementos from past lovers into her stuffed animals (which have acquired extra limbs since becoming McCarthy's).
Amber Cecil, 21, and Quincy Summerlin, 21, live in downtown Eugene. He's the manager of Safeway and she is a Media Studies student at the University of Oregon. Cecil says that all of her income goes to paying their rent each month, but the location is worth it. They love the tall ceilings and dream about how they will decorate their home together one day.
When asked why he would live in the Alpha Epsilon Pi frat house, Ben Lensch (right) said, "It's gross, but I know that I'm never going to have the option to live with 30 of my best friends again." Lensch, 20, and his roommate, Josh Spector, 19, have known each other since 6th grade. They have plans to leave the house in the next school year.
"It's just a place that I rest my head at at night," Zach Moss, 22, said. He's an Clark Honors College student at the University of Oregon pursuing International Studies with an emphasis in Diplomacy and International Relations. "I bought the tapestry because I thought it looked 'deep'," he said, trying to describe the process of trying curate an environment he lacked a connection with. But even despite his room being a true sanctuary, Price's personality and interests are still visible from his choice in reading to the pattern on his sheets.