Memories, sentiment, life, death, preservation, decay. The intertwining journeys between these concepts are inspirations behind my work. As a child I collected and held onto trinkets and things that I found because it was my way of remembering. The memories and feelings provoked when looking at work with found objects are almost like that of looking through an old photo album or scrapbook. Mementos can have association to personal things and meanings or an aura of their own; they are a way to remember certain points of life and more importantly, the journey.