On the first floor of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Puyallup, WA, at the corner of Restrooms and Elevators, there's a colorful assemblage. Like much of my work, its creation was unconventional. In 2011 a piece of packing material came into my life, and as soon as I saw it I imagined the structure as tiny doors and windows, containers for ephemera.
I used strings to suspend it from the studio wall and began filling the spaces with bits of things I'd saved over the years. Each object I added to the structure rekindled a memory. The process felt akin to an archeological dig, hence the title: Excavation.