I am interested in the routines of everyday life, the cycles of life, and the rituals of mourning. These are often relegated to the ‘feminine’ realm, which has been historically defined as the small and less important. To counter this I collect avidly, accumulating and caring for objects of little worth. In my work, I play with gender stereotypes by interweaving both contradictory and supportive correlations between material, image, and process. By giving value to personal detritus and almost-forgotten remnants, I hope to recuperate lost histories and encourage the reconsideration of traditional rituals within a contemporary context.