In my artistic practice, I play with truth and myth through the creation of stories about personal identity and the landscape. In this series, the California landscape is a backdrop for a narrative that is steeped in beyondness. I explore the landscape from a queer, female-bodied perspective. I contrast the breathtaking magic of nature with the dark force of degenerative human relationships through images that are both hopeful and poignant. Playfully exploring the transcendental clairvoyance of the hippie and back-to-landers movement, I envision possible futures from an ecological perspective, imagining realities that include more beauty and care; conversely, I acknowledge human’s potential (near) future within the fossil record as society reckons with climate change and environmental disaster.