In printmaking, in addition to the prints themselves you’re always left with the matrices you used to create the prints. Although there is always the possibility for reprinting an edition, in most cases the remaining woodblock or litho plate never has another purpose. The creation process for the remnant series quite literally involves reusing and recontextualizing portions of work that I have made in the past.
Remnants are the remains of something. This ‘stuff’ carries along with it both the essence of what it once was and the potential for what it could become. When combined with other ‘stuff’ an entirely new thing is formed that carries the ‘DNA’ of the original source, transformed by dialogue with the ‘DNA’ from other ‘stuff’.