In this work called The Knick-Knack Series, I am adding sculptural elements to my pastel works by placing my pastel drawings into giant wooden shelves modeled after Victorian and antique knick-knack shelves. Throughout much of history it was a common practice for families and individuals to have some form of altar or devotional space within their residence. I consider the modern counterpart to this as the common knick-knack shelf; holding a varied selection of items; both precious and nostalgic. The shelves and the items are represented as symbols of experience and identity of the owner. Within some drawings gold-leaf is layered directly onto the paper and sometimes onto the wooden shelves to create what resembles a gilded altarpiece, creating a form of beatification with each of the individuals I focus on.