While building affordable housing on the West Side of Chicago, I came across this site of domestic objects that had been strewn across a vacant lot as if caught in a tornado. For me, the still life was poetic. It held beauty in objects, toys, personal papers, detritus, and places where one might rest. It symbolized the precarious living situation that too many people find themselves in while also tracing a consumer culture that has contributed to this precarious state. In choosing to photograph the site, I hope to make visible a situation that too often is ignored while also doing so in such a manner that is beautiful and holds the viewers attention so that they might have a chance for contemplation.