I’ve been working on a series about people’s stories being mostly hidden and unknowable and finished this one last week, the white in it reminds me of ice which is appropriate since it is very very cold outside! One of the reasons I think we like the internet so much is that our stories are more easily communicated. You look at someone and you can’t really know their story, what they think, how they really feel—well if you are very observant you can know how they feel. I also wanted to make the atmosphere cold but magical and dark but with the possibility of light. The stories come from my mother, Carla Chlouber, who passed away several years ago and left a treasure trove of inspiration in the form of writing. She loved stories, just as I do and just as I think we all do.