Not having my own family archive of photos to look back upon, I have always enjoyed looking at old family photos from my aunts, uncles and cousins. I would sit with the images quietly and create my own narrative on the circumstances for the photo, asking myself why this specific moment was chosen to be captured and preserved. I enjoy looking for resemblances of myself in old family members and wonder what my distant relatives would be like if they were alive today. What personality traits and mannerisms would we have in common? Would we be close and share that familial bond that I have with so many of my relatives? For over a year, I have wanted to create a project with these photos. Somehow preserving the past while incorporating myself and preserving the present. Utilizing a digital composite photograph, I incorporate my own blood specimens on slides and stitched them on the image to create a new family portrait and archive that permanently bonds me with my past. Looking forward in developing the body of work further and adding more to the series.