Images of destruction from around the world pass before us every day in the rapid cycle of 24- hour news. We rarely take the time to consider the lives lost in acts of violence happening in far-flung regions. Alison Ruttan fixes her attention on buildings destroyed by violence in the Middle East—Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq— and recreates the lost structures in clay. Focusing on news photographs of bombed sites, Ruttan first draws blueprints for the destroyed building, inferring what she can from available imagery. Next, she builds a miniature of the structure in clay before attacking it with a BB gun and other tools. Finally she glazes and fires the damaged structure to emulate what is left of the original. Her painstaking process reasserts the time it took to erect the original building, fixing in clay both the structure’s integrity and the violence perpetrated against it.