In the spring of 2006 I was helping my family do some gardening in the backyard. We had been collecting compost in a pile in the woods for a long time, and I was digging though it and sifting out the rocks and nonbiodegradable rubbish.

While sifting, I found a lot of items from when I was a kid that had been sucked up into the lawnmower or raked into leaf piles.

I then documented this an archeological record of my own past. The limited focal field of the scanner calls attention to the nature of the digital archive.

This work is antecedent to Chaliff Objectiff and especially Mortal Treasures.