This project came from an assignment in which we were asked to create a series of three portraits that did not show the face of the person or people that they represented. I chose to photograph three of my friends' mantles. Almost every house in Savannah has a mantlepiece and no two are ever alike. I wanted to break apart the altars that people had so carefully constructed, so I created a pattern used to cut apart and piece back together each photo. I like the idea of seeing past what is being presented and finding something new or hidden in each piece, similar to the way you get to know a person.