Using the warm surface of birch veneer panels, charcoal, conte and other materials transform the skin of wood into a multilayered narrative. "In Halamka's reconstruction of birch panel surfaces, past and future unify with the present. With heat, water, abrasion, carbon toner photocopy transfers, and charcoal on the birch plywood, she considers the nature of impermanence and continuity. The memory of the material is extrapolated as the surface transforms. Simultaneously, within the imagery she confronts the stability of her own memories. These secrets in the flesh of the wood are a fleeting permanence in a transient landscape."