The most precious and fragile things in our lives inspire in us a fierce desire to protect them. This desire is amplified, even conflicted for artists—we understand the inevitable need to destroy in order to create. Through the juxtaposition of impermanence and preservation, the works in this series of small sculptures explore longing and memory, and our innate desire to protect against loss, especially in the face of rapid change. In each work, a small, organic object is held inside a glass dome. The objects are typically things I encounter on my walks in nature. They are usually quite fragile, which makes me want to shield them from further change and damage. Each object is held by an apparatus, frozen, as if in permanent awe of its simple wonder.