There exist over 400 editions of Buffon’s Natural History. I explored these through the backsides of the engravings where the ink would bleed through the paper to leave a trace and phantom image. After two years of working on this project and the first exhibition, I decided to go on vacation and visit Buffon’s castle in Monbard, France. Through an amazing ‘ coincidence’, the museum was in the process of removing the bird engraving by Martinet that were rotting on the walls. The humidity had sucked the colors to the backsides.  This is when I realized the potential of using the museum as an archaeological site.