My artwork engages a system of acquisition and accumulation, sorting and retrieving. I release images and objects from their prescribed archives and reinvent them in my personal storehouse of art materials. With these materials, I investigate how people create personal memories and collective histories from the countless objects and impressions they accumulate on a daily basis. I am interested in how and why humans endow certain objects, events, and images with special meaning by preserving them. And by bringing commonplace and historical events into direct contact with one another, I hope to raise questions about how we select and edit certain pieces of information to build the stories we tell about ourselves.