Portraits in Instability is a large photo installation that portrays the lives of 7 people during the economic downfall of the U.S. in 2010. The viewer weaves themselves between a series of 7 black and white photo strips that are printed on basic computer paper and sewn together. The end of each strip is bound into a book that represents individual 'life stories.' An electric chord protrudes the end of each book and is plugged in to an electric outlet labeled 'government.' The other end of each photo strip, includes a framed image of each individual placed on the wall to glorify them. This installation as a whole represents the journey of individuals as they live within a government system, often times feeling transparent and sewn to the control of a force they must abide by.