While touring artists’ studios in the former warehouse district of St. Petersburg, Florida, I realized that I was often as attracted to what was under my feet as to what was on the walls. For in looking down, I noticed distinctive markings on the cement floor – smudges, footprints, drips of paint and chemical spills – evidence of human endeavors imbedded in the concrete over decades of time. I isolated and photographed small sections of the flooring with a phone camera. Back in the studio, I enlarged and printed the images on Cotton Etching paper, and worked in my own marks by hand with charcoal and pastel.