Chance encounters with discarded materials/objects I find on the street of San Francisco reveal change and development overtime. The refuse of contemporary culture, useful within society at a particular moment, decrease in value overtime because its now scrap, its over used, or its out-dated. Using the objects innate history, form, and function as a point of departure, I reformulate its identity, reintroducing it to the world with either no practical or logical function. Sometimes the objects I find are literally used, while other times they inspire material investigations. What was once waste becomes revalued to comment on issues of sustainability and the tension between convenience and inconvenience to promote a deceleration through personal labor, human interactions, or monotonous performances.