LOST & FOUND
I am a collector of old and worn, cast aside things. When I am out for a walk or a bicycle ride in the
rolling hills of Iowa, I am always on the search for an object - man made or natural - that catches my eye
and gives me pause. I scavenge trails, parking lots, thrift stores and abandoned places to save and
preserve these precious relics because they still have stories to tell. There is a thrill in the discovery, and
this process allows me to explore the world and question what gets discarded and why.
Each new thing serves as a clue that speaks of the person that left it behind, the moment it was cast
aside, or the place that protected it for so long. My job is to quietly listen and rescue them, and then I
must find ways to display them so that others may also see their value and beauty. In the end, I do for
these objects what most people want done for them: to be recognized, chosen and uplifted no matter
how used or forgotten.