Recently I was able to show in my miniature work in Italy, and I took the opportunity to bring my photographic gear with me. As I prepared for the exhibition, I started shooting what I hope will be a new series of work. This work will be rooted in the Reveries series with the addition of classical elements such as columns and capitals while exploring my experience of Italy, its history, art, and my memories of these places. My use of “ruins” from the Classical era Rome and Greece is an acknowledgment that these cultures provide an underpinning to much of my culture and experiences. An experience that I carry with me whether I am at “home” in Italy or “displaced” living abroad.