_The Wild Garden is a new series begun as a technical exercise in registration and color. I wanted to find a denser, darker, more saturated way to work after my working in desert landscapes for several years. All of the images come from a remote dirt road in Western New York State. Abandoned farm gardens mix with natural wild flowers all along the dirt road. A Sense of forlorn melancholy mixed with exuberant life and joy permeate the place. This is the beginning of my visual exploration of this place in gum but as a young artist I roamed this area and I return to it often as an adult. The visual chaos and peace draw me back to it time and time again.