My images serve as photographic reliquaries. Personal tokens from a lost family member are placed in a large container and frozen, layer by layer.

The first layer is rock taken from the place I knew them.

The second is indigenous plant matter, followed by a row of bird and flower seed.

The fourth band is thick with torn photographs of family and friends.

Subsequent layers are personal memorabilia... jewelry, birth and death announcements, report cards and ephemera.

Once fully frozen the icebound form is removed from its receptacle and photographed as it slowly melts, revealing the gifts and keepsakes within.

The images I choose to present document my process while preserving significant memories forever.