Our personal possessions reveal our character and provide us with tangible markers of our memories. The photographs from the series Trace (noun and verb) are an exploration of my own memories and biography. I have photographed my own possessions, both mundane and memorable and those of my family members. These objects possess a history and contribute to the telling of the story of my life and the lives of those closest to me, as my personal traditions are deeply rooted in my southern upbringing. In the private, interior spaces within which these material possessions are held, my family’s most intimate facts, fictions and secrets are commemorated. History is perceived at the moment in which the past is petrified into an image. Photographs are incapable of retrieving the past; they simply attest that a “now” existed in the past.