Life and death are uncontrollable.  The pain of loss does not disappear, instead it continuously transforms.  Repetitive processes are used as agents of transformation to gain a better understanding of one's relationship with grief, while paying homage to life lost.  In the series Inconsolable, objects and their creation blur the distinction between making and mourning, allowing mixed concepts of grief to be explored.  Each container illustrates both composure and turbulence experienced by a mourner in the wake of death.  Central to my investigation of loss is how grief is represented (and not represented) within the public sphere and these objects.  Some grief is too great and some losses can never be resolved, yet observing grief's transformation can reveal new depth into loss and life.