This object was a first experimentation in my work as artist-in-residence with TIHR’s archive. I’d received a box of duplicate papers from our archivist. Always somewhat more interested in the material overall and its potency I was quickly distracted from reading the papers and found myself tearing up bits of paper and using them to cover some of the flints and stones the I have in my still life collection. I didn’t have a clue where I was going with it, but it was as start. Later they found their way into my still life compositions. I liked the way that words reappeared and enjoy that when I am drawing them.