It’s a snow day here in Durham, and while sledders joyfully fly down the icy, snowy “slopes” of our neighborhood, I’m looking at the new work I made in far flung locations last year. Gorgeous Flood, above, interprets a lush, tropical place of leisure as a landscape inundated with floodwaters. Though shot in the Coral Sea, it reminds me of the gorgeous cypress swamps of my native Louisiana, where ancient bald cypresses live in freshwater lakes. The iconic, prehistoric-feeling cypresses seem impervious to environmental change, and yet they are slowly yielding to salt water slowing intruding into their habitats. So much beauty, gently evolving, and I am captivated and compelled to tell the story.