Human trace provides the immortality that our bodies are not capable of, and of that trace, material objects often surpass our personal physical marks or “footprints” on the environment. However, there are significant limitations to the conclusions that are reached by investigating one individual’s earthly possessions. What they are able to say about identity often enters the realm of fiction, and this sort of imaginative piecing together of narrative was particularly relevant in this work. The treatment of found objects as specimen was a result of my research into visual anthropological methods, most specifically that of the cultural inventory. By displaying some artifacts within the found environment, and other pieces displaced from it, the viewer is able to consider the effect of removing environmental context. Honing in on everyday objects rather than prizes or treasures was to compliment the aesthetic and significance of day-to-day functioning in rural and mountain communities. This elevation of seemingly unimportant objects supports the notion that materiality is a substantial, but not exclusive, factor in the dialect between people and their environments.