The glass and material gathered from the West Loop of Chicago is bound together through the addition of a liquid acrylic medium. Together, they become something like a slide – not, however, for a microscope, but for an encounter with the naked eye. The encounter is not with something that we would immediately see as having value. Instead, it is with the small fragments blowing around the neighborhood – discarded, overlooking, and forgotten. They trace the ecology of the neighborhood and are evidence of a moment of transformation. As a physical artifact, they invite the receiver to consider the beauty that results both from altering the context in which the material is encountered as well as materiality of the glass itself and the energy that is embodied within.