This installation and artifact-based series inquires into the transfiguration of the lifeforce, looking for the vulnerable yet resilient nature of life, and the relationship of sorrow and loss, with wonder and renewal.  Arising out of a fascination with the passage of time and the charged interplay of presence & absence / ephemerality & permanence, this series also evolved in an exploration of grief.  I am interested in the inherent meanings of objects and images as they relate to their materials, histories and new configurations.  This work both emphasizes materials (which include ashes, insects, human teeth, dried chicken feet, potatoes, and so on), and also addresses immateriality, as it implies memory and phenomena.