She said, "This seems so f---ing lame to say but I feel like my art became kind of a metaphor— an example of my life. Because a bunch of sh---y things kept happening. I’ve always been so f---ing lucky. Everything has always just been easy for me. And at the beginning of this year, I hated 2014 because everything that could go wrong kept going wrong. Being in the hospital, my dog dying...Everything just kept sh---ing on me and sh---ing on me. So then I started taking all of those sh-- things and making them good, and being like, I’m using it. My brother and my friends all said that’s what they felt I was doing. So, that’s how I started making art. I had a bunch of f---ing junk and sh--, and so instead of letting it be junk and sh--, I turned it into something that made me happy."
The art is made from items she's collected on tour, including objects she found in airports, others given to her by fans and others bought at chain stores like Petco. And she creates the art in her downtime.
"I just sit around and smoke weed anyway, so I might as well sit around, smoke weed, and do something. And this is me doing something," she explained. "I love it. I mean, I’m up until seven in the morning doing this stuff all the time. It was much weirder when I started doing it while I was sober."
The pieces are also, in part, inspired by her friendship with Scott. "Jeremy brought a lot of peace and self worth to me because even though to some people, it was just me gluing some things together, to me, it made me not a f---ing pop star dumbass. And that’s my goal in my life: to not die a pop pop dumb dumb," she said of collaborating with the fashion designer. "I can’t. I will freak out. I just wanted to give myself something I can work at, and even now, if I had more time and I wasn’t on tour, I know I could outdo any of this because I’ve grown while doing it."
Cyrus feels she already has found an audience for the art: her fans. "I’ve been around a lot of money my whole life. They say money can’t buy happiness and it’s totally true. Money can buy you a bunch of sh-- to glue to a bunch of other sh-- that will make you happy, but besides that, there’s no more happiness. There’s no point in me focusing on getting any f---ing richer. Obviously the sh-- you buy doesn’t make you happier because I’m sitting here gluing a bunch of junk to stuff. My whole philosophy with everything is: Do what you love and you’re not going to work ever again. You’re not going to work a day in your life if you’re doing what you’re into and you’re happy doing it," she said. "Don’t think about repercussions. My fans will be into it, especially because I’m involving them. It’s building connections with people. And I'll have my stuff on models—stuff that I’m excited for them to wear. I’m excited. And this is giving me happiness, so that’s all I have to focus on."