Alissa Morabito grew up in Southern California, surrounded by sun bleached houses and scorched landscapes. Every so often her family would visit the coast, these memories have deeply influenced her art style, lending itself to a laid back coastal feel. Around third grade Alissa and her family moved to Washington Depot, a small town in Connecticut with a lot of history. While unpacking Alissa found a package of liquid gold leaf that promptly exploded after opening, after having gold stained hands for a week she was obsessed. Every painting, drawing, and scrawl needed to be gilded. As she got older and the obsession continued she started noticing how things, both physical and non, disintegrated with neglect. This process was both fascinating and heartbreaking but lead to a strong drive to visually express what couldn’t be found in words.