My studio is an open space lined with old materials, remnants retrieved from a wandering path. Using repurposed paper, cardboard and wood presents a basis for a new set of symbols. In essence, I became the caretaker of their varied histories making them my own. Their pasts are mysterious, thick with time that has settled in layers atop the worn surfaces. Scratching below these veneers reveals stories of time, place and memory long hidden from view and waiting to be rewritten with a fresh voice.