Gilded Ruins and Gilded Moment (sculpture) are two pieces that operate in unison - the painting acting as a setting for the sculptural form. Together they emphasize our desire to highlight particular moments or experiences. In Gilded Ruins, the gold hides the potential signifiers of the locations present within the painting. While in Gilded Moment, the figure’s face is masked as the gold seeps out, simultaneously beginning to cover part of her body. By applying a valuable medium, the act of gilding enforces the connectivity between loss and remembrance.