In Layers, I use my imagination and the digital darkroom to examine the historical, cultural and societal layers found in primarily in architecture. Sacred sites in particular were constructed one atop the other. Similarly, belief systems frequently borrowed from their precursors. The layers did not have to follow chronologically; they existed contemporaneously. In that instance, the inhabitants led dramatically different lives, held various beliefs and expressed themselves in varied artistic and architectural styles. I reflect on the flow of history as one era or one empire replaces its predecessor, coexists with its contemporaries or subjugates them. Rather than examining these elements separately, I create photomontages by layering multiple photographs or elements. The images are complex and invite analysis and circumspection. In a larger sense, the prints serve as a reminder that cultures, manmade constructions and political regimes are never permanent. They are also a visual commentary on my conviction that mixing traditions, ideas and beliefs can be stimulating, enlightening and arresting.