This body of work is an exploration of my family history. This research is an attempt to collect my ancestor's stories and preserve them before they slip away. I want to share the sentiment of recalling and re-discovering, putting together the puzzle pieces of lives that make up a history, as much as I hope to preserve the stories themselves.
This work also constitutes a focused investigation of how we assign value to objects. While making this work I became acutely aware of how the value of an object’s usefulness, its sentimental value, and commercial value are interrelated and how they inform each other.