I did a set of small collaged paper and textile artworks in honor of several artists and art-adjacent people who, without compensation and because of their generosity, helped me establish myself as a practicing artist. These were things like helping to edit my artist statement, teaching me technical processes, etc. I used each artwork in this series to indicate the way many pieces (people) come together to serve the whole (community, or specifically, art community.) I sent these artworks, gratis, to the people who had helped me. In this, I wanted to make my artwork a part of the gift economy rather than the market economy, so that I could reject commodity as the primary role of artwork.