Through day-to-day interactions with the constructed environment, I’ve been seeking to expand my thoughts on the natural environment. I frequently question the viability of our constantly shrinking native ecosystems of sand hill, scrub and mudflats due to sprawl and expansion. I’m curious how this loss influences our society. As the native flora and fauna die out, the interconnectedness of these diverse ecosystems will continue to suffer. While we surround ourselves with shopping malls, business centers, and fast food chains, we still yearn for the natural world.
My pictures are captured in places we pass by in our every day routines – front yards, construction sites, and roadsides. In these everyday locations, the development around us imposes decay on the natural world. Our primal need for wilderness becomes prominent in our lives as the growth increases. We feel we can bring this sense of the wild back into our homesteads with fake plastic and concrete statues of animals and birds. The careless planning caused by our own desire for expansion has left our only habitat scarred with abandoned buildings, industrial wastelands, and parking lots.