Although the photos look vaguely scientific, with echos of pressed botany specimens and Linnean classification diagrams, they are not. The logic behind these assemblages is my curiosity about their components. Beachcombing is fundamentally a treasure hunt, an emotional and old-fashioned form of exploration that depends on serendipity, suspense, and glee. To make sense of the things I find, I need to reference marine biology, glass-making history, geology, chemistry, climate, oceanography, local settlement and use patterns ... If science is a method of finding answers, these photos are my way of framing the questions.