The four, mixed media works that comprise Heritage Habitats are process–driven. They emphasize the use of photo mechanical processes (digital and traditional), and non-traditional or mixed media approaches to art making, such as installation. Conceptually, Heritage Habitats illuminates concepts of impermanence and personal vs. collective histories. The work considers the role of the photographic image as a rich history for cataloging memories. Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for contemplation and invocation of ancestry. Framed around nostalgia and memory, Kites, Cairn, Grove and Roots are large scale, sculptural and experiential installations that engage in viewers’ unique memories and experiences. In essence, the work emphasizes commonalities that bind people and cultures and serve as an expression of humanism.