This series was inspired by artifacts found on my daily walks and while digging in the gardens of the old New England farmstead where I live. Through serendipitous archaeology, I have discovered everything from decorative pottery shards to old bottles to rusty nails to abandoned farm tools. An original one room schoolhouse on our property conjures up ghosts from the past. Stone walls and cellar holes, the largest surviving artifacts, are a testament to forebears who worked by hand and animal power to transform forest and rocky soil into productive farmland and sheltering homesites.