Influenced by frequent childhood visits to Disneyland, I seek and photograph ambiguous markers, manicured landscapes, and man made representations of nature that when combined, create illusion and mystery. Exploration and escape without a map or plan result in visual notation. I collect impressions of the familiar and unfamiliar from a variety of locations for later contemplation. Traces and objects in the landscape serve as evidence of human presence. Through these observations I celebrate delight, disappointment, and surprise within places changing and aging alongside me, sometimes in hindsight. Upon combining these photographs I reveal the impermanence of environments encountered across country. Failed barriers and futile passages. Thresholds, settled among the increasingly mass-manufactured hodgepodge. Ever interested in the wavering spaces between culture and the natural world, I see the effects of leisure, distraction, and even melancholy in the atmosphere.