Wesson’s Cluster series involves work created in the aftermath of a tumultuous relationship, during a time of difficult but positive change. Each piece tells a unique story of abuse and selfawareness. “I came to the conclusion that the paintings had to work in concert with the sculpture,” Wesson says, “and that a cohesive collection that told a story was paramount.” Her Cluster work urges conversation through a simple diorama of chairs, chosen by the subject, meant to represent both support and dialogue. They are upholstered in fabric designed by Wesson that incorporates mundane objects as powerful symbols of oppression. Each conversation area is intricately tied to a Cluster series painting that hangs above, imploring the viewer to participate rather than just observe.