Passive Vessels explores inheritance, vulnerability, and emotional response, specifically to motherhood. Inherited beaded objects, and methods gleaned from my grandmother’s craft practice, revive past traditions. These contain human moments: processing familial pathology and my own vulnerability as a mother. Objects are held within specific spaces but grow to fill them. The space between object and container provides a moment to focus on the interstices connecting our physical action and our memory. These works lay bare expectations and psychoses, embrace the transparency to invite shared experience, and although intentionally contained, still flourish.