Gail Carlson has a fascination with archaeology. She wonders what archaeologists a thousand years from now might say when they dig up her work. She thinks they will likely create stories that have nothing to do with why she made the work, or why people collected it. She makes her work for her own creative enjoyment and the relationship it has to those who collect it. As well, she hopes she can toy with the minds of those archaeologists who happen to dig up her work a thousand years from now.