Feeling overwhelmed by disturbing events in my life, I turned to my work. I never before approached my work as a refuge. Looking through the boundary of the picture frame I could see the problems I was experiencing with a better perspective. I photographed the objects that I live with, many of them old, and marveled at their imperfections and ability to survive. As those events have passed, I continue to work on this project as I was uplifted by the resulting creations.