As an artist, I am perpetually striving to uncover what is, meaning: what is the plainest essence of a thing, the small, specific truth of an existence or idea that uncovers a larger truth about what it means to be alive on this planet. I have set out on this journey to explore the human form and how it relates to nature as a way of uncovering just those such truths. We are, as a culture, most wholly cut off from nature. It is our source and primal essence, yet we live in a world of construct and artifice. An illusion of dominance over the natural order that surrounds us. Returning the human to nature, we begin to uncover our truer selves and discover our scale in relation to the wonder of the Earth we thought we owned. Evolving this series in partnership with the Society of Wilderness Stewardship and the US Forest Service is particularly special in this series. Idaho is the place I call my home. As the busy director of a dance company, there is probably nowhere I am more susceptible to the trappings of modern living. Yet I am only miles from some of the most stunning beauty on our planet. To be able to connect with the wonder of the Sawtooth and create photos in this setting, I am changed as an artist and as a person. It underlines the importance of the Wilderness Act and how devastating it would be to lose the pristine nature that we build on top of. I feel incredibly fortunate to have the partnership between the Society of Wilderness Stewardship and the US Forest Service to uncover the most important and some of the most hidden wonders of this precious area and am incredibly aligned in their mission. My hope is that the results of this collaboration have captured and underlined the real need we have to care deeply for our planet and our connection to it.