Imagining a friend is not a desperate exercise of an under-developed imagination, it is not just a phase for a lonely child and it is not the last resort for a person en route to insanity. It is the human need to connect put on display in all of its beauty and innocence. Imagining a friend is truly the most refined art-form in human history, for nothing predates our basic need to connect with someone or something, real or not. Imaginary friends are not just a way to connect but a way to better understand who we really are; is our really imagination dead? Are we really who we want to be? And what are we doing?
If this show does anything it re-emphasizes the power of the imagination and the power of a connection no matter how ridiculous it is to others. Imaginary friends are the product not of hopelessness but of artistry and magic; something in us that is so willing to love and understand that it empowers us to love everything, each other, and ourselves. Is it not the point of art to inquire and to imagine; to undo the shackles on our minds and free our spirits even for a moment? Imagination is a process of creativity just like art, and imaginary friends are an expression of humanity just like art.