Now I am interested in looking at material culture, things made by people for particular reasons, with a view for how the meaning of something can change over time. The areas around Humboldt Bay in upper Northern California, where I live, have many remarkable organizations and institutions that hold on to these forms of culture and actively engage in their preservation and continued use.

It is the material that is at the core of it but the institution’s formation is also fascinating, it too is a process and growth that must be appreciated.

This is an ongoing project and additions are to be made frequently.