A piece of fruit is a thing to behold—ultimately to consume its flesh and discard its rind. To preserve and embody its skin would be something else. Finding promise hiding in the flesh and beauty in the peel, I treat Minneola skins like animal hides, labeling the rinds by date and pinning them up to cure. My approach is informed by the process of angle raising in which a flat sheet of metal is transformed into a seamless hollow vessel. However, my work starts with a round object and transforms it to a flattened state. By reversing this traditional forming process with tangelos, I am altering the material into planate workable shapes, which I then recompose into volumetric forms that contain new meaning.