My fascination with domestic and decorative objects – what I have come to call “peripheral objects” (souvenirs, gifts, antiques, and heirlooms) – stems from our human struggle to let go of things. These objects often go unseen by a home’s inhabitants, and yet if lost they may be grieved as intensely as a lost family member. The amount of emotional and physical energy humans spend on objects that provide them with no apparent function perplexes me. I believe the reason people cherish sentimental objects is because they are an extension of our own mortality, connecting us to times, relationships, and places that we can no longer exist within, and even help us live beyond death in the passing-on of heirlooms. As someone that grew up in a home that contained both oppressive amounts of clutter, I create casts, weavings, and assemblages in order to question, and cope with, this delicate human-object relationship.