I have been exploring the themes of tradition and legacy in my family. I have always been enthralled by my grandparent’s tales of the old country and old -fashioned way of life, which they continue to maintain today. This work reflects the importance of tradition and the passing and receiving of knowledge in a family tree. I have been working from my own reference photography that was shot on my grandparent’s homestead in the north. The scenes are of still and solitary moments in a daily routine or visits. The roots are symbolic of both a connection between family members as well as a literal depiction of self –sustainable organic food, something which my family highly values. The moments are frozen in time, as if embedded in a fossil.