I re-purpose the discarded. Responding to the waste and urgency of contemporary times, i find value in re-working manufactured objects. Re-working and "repairing" the industrial object by hand is the way I customize a generic and ubiquitous thing. The restored object is an artifact of collaboration between the industry and the individual. I expose the renovation of a once discarded object by highlighting functional and aesthetic hybridity. I reveal the human hand in the work- always falling short of mechanized perfection. These revamped objects are imbued with importance; they reveal the value of the handmade, human labor of the individual.