This work is meant to be comforting and disquieting, nostalgic and satisfying, between the real and the unreal. I am interested in transient experiences to places between reality and an altered state of perception. Through use of clay I create a landscape of nature suggestive of south Louisiana. Spanish moss is ominous and parasitic while simultaneously beautiful. This work signifies an archetype of the human condition: one of compromise via the composed exterior and chaotic, self-conscious interior. The moss appears calm and quiet, but indicates an inner darkness or insecurity. I aim to create a reference to nature representative of the sublime that causes wonder and self contemplation.