Things fall apart. We lose buttons, keys, money, and relationships. We misplace papers and information. I spend hours searching for a particular letter, or there are treasures in the bottom of a drawer or in the back of my closet that I have misplaced or forgotten. The recurring experience of loss throughout our lives can be seen as a kind of practice for the inevitable loss of our bodies through death. Castings of small, discarded everyday objects in precious metals, this project creates a connection between aesthetic practice and the cycle of life.