In this series, I investigate the rise and fall of our country’s economy in the areas of the rust belt while preserving its history in the permanent material of glass. I like to think of my work as a time capsule that begins with a photograph or an antique that commences transformation into a larger than life glass icon. My work follows the path of certain objects that I find at antique stores that are nearly extinct or not necessarily functional to us today. These objects become a recollection of the past, which brings us to view how much we have changed as human beings and how much technology has transformed our world.