Bathtub Ring, Lake Mead. 2016.   The main reservoir containing water diverted from the Colorado River for California, Arizona and Nevada, has reached its lowest point since 1935 when the Hoover Dam was built. The Colorado River has a long history of negotiations over the allocation of water between the The Upper Division states (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming) the Lower Division states (Arizona, California, and Nevada), and Mexico   
       
     
  Grand Staircase Escalante, Utah. 2016
       
     
 Authentic trees have become synonymous with the idea of a quintessential holiday. However, as a commodity that consumers have very little connection to the production and life cycle of, holiday trees stand as an symbol of modern consumerism. Most trees grow for seven to ten years before they are sent to market, and once it has played its part in the tradition, the tree loses its symbolic value and is discarded. By focusing on the repetition of this motif, this series seeks to assemble a greater picture of mass consumption.       View this gallery as a grid
       
     
 "Facility design takes into account caregiver-animal safety and ease of maintaining a positive relationship."   Standards For Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus and Tapir Sanctuaries.  2013. Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
       
     
 Close-up of nurdles from Sodus Beach, NY. 2016.  They are how every plastic product begins it's life. Pre-production plastic beads. Their technical name? Nurdles. They are produced in the trillions every year, and shipped all over the world in shipping containers. At all stages of the process of transport, nurdles are lost and find their way into bodies of water, where they will live for hundreds or thousand years.