I am concerned with layering the systems and structures of our physical world against those elements more ephemeral in their nature. Form, for me, relates to the structure and specificity of geography. Geographical form, such as the pattern of land against bodies of water, is seemingly arbitrary; however, it is contingent upon an infinite number of determinates: the system of erosion as influenced by temperature, the molecular structure of water, the vicinity of cities and infrastructure, jet streams and currents, geological and soil composition, the species of surrounding foliage, continental plate construction, etc . . . Contingencies influence the physical aspects of our world; the layering of imagery is also about contingency because, as in science, they force us to make connections between two ( perhaps ostensibly disparate ) elements.