I am interested in how personal histories are recorded and remembered. We hold onto belongings our loved ones left behind when they died. We keep and treasure family momentos , photographs, written and oral stories passed down in an attempt to understand our own history. We pass on our own stories and values through the the mediums and technology of our time. These artifacts of our lives can become shades of allusive memories that are compressed, reinterpreted, or forgotten within a generation or two. Things once cherished can be lost, destroyed, tossed or given away. We are left with shadowed glimpses into our past. In this series of work, I layer images together to create personal venerated relics that hint at a universal story of origin, history, identity, loss and trace memory.