After He Passed is an installation of work that reflects family relationships through objects, particularly the way objects allow one’s mind to retain, lose, and create new memories. I documented the home left by my deceased Grandfather – a home he co-habited with his mother before she passed and continued to occupy for many years after. I stood in rooms and decided what things to keep, just as my grandfather had upon his mother’s passing. I studied the collected family heirlooms, learned their histories, and recreated each to reflect my own relationships with them. I have reconstructed paintings, recipes, envelopes, letters, teacups, and many other items. These recreations are made through a combination of media, including sculpture, painting, silk-screen, and photography. The work creates an ongoing biography; one full of meaningful, but overlooked banal details that would otherwise go unnoticed.