This body of work reflects upon the intersection of mankind and nature. It is a look at how we live our lives within our local and global environmental perspective, the commoditization of nature, the impacts as the result of development and industrialization, and our efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change and its catastrophic and destructive potential. In this series, I am focusing on section of Louisiana, stretching from Baton Rouge, to Venice, Louisiana’s southern-most community. This portion of Louisiana is an example of irony. This area has one of the highest concentrations of mineral extraction and petroleum refining activities in the country, and yet, stands to be a community that is at most risk. State agencies literally build walls to hold back the rising seas. On an individual level, it appears, all that can be done is people to raise their homes, or in some cases abandon them, due to the inability to sell them. For these communities and others, it is not a question of if they will have to face these effects of climate change but when, and at what cost.