I am interested in bringing intimacy and animation to forms that are ubiquitous but often invisible or ignored. This project is focused on the heavily altered Los Angeles River and the structures that surround it. The river takes many forms as it passes through the city, from concrete wastelands to partially natural wilderness. Power lines and telephone poles have replaced trees as the dominant vertical element in the landscape; freeways and bridges cross its 42 mile length. There is a terrible beauty in that tension between the natural and the man-made, and it is that relationship that I am exploring in this work.