Between 2013 and 2018, the artist and designer Paula Hayes worked in two very different studios. One was the space she designed for herself in the historic Hudson Valley of upstate New York. The other workspace was a bland apartment that she transformed into a careful arrangement of her planted works, in a light-filled space on the 35th floor of a high rise in downtown Brooklyn, NYC. She was searching for higher ground. The movement between two disparate environments lingers as a questing feeling in the work she made in these years.