The idea behind the gift is making work that is geared towards a very specific audience, more or less just one person. I have no intention of giving this to that person, a friend from a long time ago I no longer speak to, but it gave me a change to really reflect on our friendship.
This was the last thing I made as a student at Oberlin, and I ended up pretty happy with it. The story behind it isn't really that personal, but I still haven't figured out a way to tell it succinctly so I'll leave it out for now.
One reason I posted this now is I came upon a video Ben made of the Senior Show and it features a much better analysis of it than I could ever come up with (there's also talk of cheese):