Thaw documents one of the warmest winters on record in Minnesota. As the snow and ice melted, it revealed rotting leaves, bits of moss, and discarded plastics in the thin strip of woods that buffers my house from the massive rail yard. My work explores how landscapes are made and unmade through the mixing of photography, drawing, painting and found materials. I am fascinated by how pictures of landscapes are crafted and I am haunted by the possibility that we might someday have to fabricate winter due to global warming. The images in Thaw consist mostly of surfaces, or materials that don't quite meet the definition of objects -- muck, melt, and twisted light. This work was installed at Water Bar in Northeast Minneapolis in 2016. Water Bar is a space of art & science focused on issues of water and climate change.