Sandra Gregson finds the beauty in paper such as bills, bank statements, and receipts. These documents became the canvass for her series *the year my dog died*. The Canadian shreds paper into bits and later sews them to transform into sculptures. Gregson loves the concept of re-making something that has a past. One of her creations involved tearing out the classic novel *Ulysses* by James Joyce and turning it an art piece. “I choose the novel because, although it is considered the “masterpiece of the 20th Century” and frequently referred to, most people haven’t read it,” explains Gregson. By giving the shredded paper a new life, the artist feels she is also changing the language and its meaning.