My thesis project called, For Your Eyes Only is a collage quilt that expresses my mental, physical, and spiritual experiences as a person that is going through and has been diagnosed with depression. The quilt represents that part of myself that has remained hidden for a long time. It represents my voice and my outlook on my depression now. For Your Eyes Only is me shouting to everyone about my experiences and letting out everything that I have held in for so long. The quilt is a mixed media conceptual art work that requires me to meditate through sewing in order to make myself vulnerable and open to my audience. Everything in this quilt is intentional and represents the challenging, experimental, and chaotic elements of my life with depression through the various stitch patterns and layering. The back of the quilt represents the progressing but unfinished process that I am currently going through with my depression. This work allows me to self reflect by revisiting my dark thoughts and dark experiences and practice acceptance within myself. Through the process of this project, I have been able look at myself as a survivor of my life struggles and my ultimate struggle with depression. I have also been able to self actualize and learn who I am as a person, along with realizing that depression does not make me. The title, For Your Eyes Only, is inspired from a saying that I had in the inside cover of one of my diaries. It plays off of the idea of my quilt being a secret – so reading it is just like reading someone’s diary – but because it’s a huge quilt revealed to everyone, I want to build that intimate relationship with the viewer and create more of a conversation between my quilt and the viewer. This quilt has made a huge impact on me and I can only hope that it will connect with my audience as well.