I started playing with matches as an attempt to articulate the impermanence of belonging. In the beginning, I made tiny houses out of found wood and matchsticks. These improbable structures were meant to serve as surrogates for an imagined home of the future. As the series evolved, it became rooted in a more nostalgic endeavor to preserve memories of homes of the past. I started making floor plans of places that had significance in my life. The works were simultaneously a record of my fading memories of these places, and a recognition of their status - either as a current context or a nostalgic scene - indicated by whether or not the work had been burned. The series grew to include maps of places that had significance in my life, and eventually also routes through those spaces along which I traveled frequently.