My work deals with what I see as problems in my local surroundings. Landfills grow ever larger. Power plants and factories pollute, protected by laws that do nothing to protect people. Urban sprawl encroaches into the habitat of animals and decimates forests, resulting in "nuisance populations" of wildlife and forever changing our landscape. All these things are resulting in the destruction of the landscape I grew up in, the land that I have worked, hunted, fished and hiked in with my family, the land of which I am a part.