In her work, Farstad seeks to explore themes of childhood, religion and mysticism. Her paintings, both in oil paint and fabric, focus primarily on the doll as subject. She uses children’s toys, art history, and landscape references to create images that are about identity development, rites of passage, and the longing for divine revelation. Recently, Farstad has begun to explore quilting and embroidery processes in her work because of her interest in their warmth and flexibility as well as the surprising relationship that hand-quilting has to her painting practice. This media introduces a new discourse on comfort and craft into her existing conversation.