I have always cherished books. At times my collections have become a burden and I sold and gave away many during moves.  I started to examine my relationship with collecting books and realized that now many texts are digital and furthermore due to climate issues and space collecting is no longer necessary.   Books are now difficult to sell at auctions, garage sales, libraries, and resale stores where I am able to save them from the dumpster.  I then began incorporating them into my work in order to embrace this loss.