Because of Tuico’s art-making process, it is not surprising that he accumulated à sizable number of items that he finds fascinating even if not as art materials. These things are mostly attached to remembrances of friends and loved ones and are memorialized by making them part of his currently displayed assemblage works. The importance of each is elevated to becoming immaterial – with living presence and endowed with agency. As the artist creates interesting sometimes quirky and unexpected compositions, he also reminds us of the simple joys of our childhoods. Though this is his way of decluttering from a personal collection, even maybe a purging or letting go, Tuico hopes for more viewers to enjoy and contemplate about these objects as reminders of lives lived and conveyors of meaning.