Laid to Rust (2021)

After studying the rusted and broken-down hand tools that have been tucked away in drawers and boxes since my grandfather stopped working the land, I took the only remnants of their functionality – the rust that built up on them for years – and used it to make prints of the tools that form laid to rust. The rust acts as a reminder and an echo of the acts in which these tools were once engaged. Making these prints serves as a reconnection with the labor worn into the surfaces of the tools, and as an enactment, my enactment, of that labor in a new form.