The inspiration for this series came from opening a box I received in the mail and finding the contents packed in shredded hospital documents. It brought to my mind all the trees lost to the manufacture of paper used to create things like junk mail and other products which are often shredded to protect us from the modern perils connected with identity theft. These digital works were again a product of recycling my own imagery. They are a combination of some of the hospital shreds I received which were then emblazoned with quotes about trees, photos of some of my “Trees from Trash,” shredded comic strips, etc. These are printed on archival paper or metal.