I lived in Sicily on the slopes of Mount Etna from 2001-2004. Ever since leaving the island, I possessed a strong desire to return to wander the countryside, villages, and ruins that I had grown quite fond of while I was there. Over a decade later, I had the chance to go back and see the island again. I created this series of photographs during that journey. The images do not attempt to tell the story of Sicily, its people, its ancient past, its four hundred years under the Spanish Inquisition, or its emergence from a feudal system to a modern economic and political system. Rather, these photographs present the physical existence of mysterious, ancient, and modern island where one can walk in the footsteps of the past.