This work brings together traditional photography, digital technology and mixed-media elements. Images are sewn and collaged with layers of beeswax and found papers and wood. The pieced, layered, and stitched techniques in Fragments and Alterations illustrate feelings of falling apart and holding together. Wax muddles the surface, and creates a translucent barrier of imaginary protection, while the body withdraws into line and shape. Sealed under wax the frenzy is calmed, and the static becomes quiet.