The older I get, the more I find myself thinking about loss: about all the losses, both tiny and devastating, that a person sustains in his/her life, and how he/she keeps going after each loss.

This print is part of a series of photo-collage-based prints that I began creating in late 2011. I start with photos I take myself, then alter and combine them in Photoshop. Previous to this series, I had used photography only to document my work–never as a creative tool. But I began having an overwhelming feeling, as I was looking around, that the images around me were just too beautiful and too intricate to not try to capture them in photos and to use that imagery in my work.