Crazing is a ceramic/mural installation created for Facebook’s Artist in Residence program. In ceramics, crazing is a term to describe the fine cracking of glaze, which is usually considered a defect. In common vernacular it means to make insane or wildly out of control. Crazing explores the spaces in our lives dominated by ecstatic overwhelm-where joy and panic collide. For me that’s most prevalent in the thrill and chaos of addictive behavior. Sobriety from substances has amplified my desire for other addictions-social media, online dating, and the constant connectivity that serves as a titillating distraction. It leaves me wondering if I should lean into the euphoric noise or seek out a calmer world that I fear would be less exciting.