Paper Trails incorporates paper packaging found within Nicole’s kitchen cupboards as well as paper bags that she has acquired through point-of-sale purchases or take-away meals. She finds beauty in the design and function of these throw-away materials brought out further by rubbing graphite and oil pastel into the surfaces. Once the contents are consumed, she repurposes the materials by folding the paper to expose embedded textures and printed labels. Included in the assemblage are other single use products, such as twist ties, plastic bottle tops, fast food condiment packets and plastic bags. The work originally made within her studio over an extended period of time is then reassembled within the gallery space revealing both behavioral and visual patterns of her consumer routines.