These paintings are contemplations on the historicized landscape as a metaphor for desire, loss, and memorial. They colonize the natural world, assigning it a new purpose – to contain objects with hidden stories. The spatial organization in each work references narrative structure by placing multiple vignettes within a single frame. To establish heterogeneity the gravitational orientation of each composition shifts between the horizon’s illusionistic ground and a petri dish vantage-point. The objects (figures) sit in a neither-nor middle ground where multiple layers of space may be read as simultaneously unified and disparate.