This is a mixed media piece. It is a combination watercolor and printed graphics. The graphics were printed on to the watercolor paper. Then the skeleton was sketched onto the page before the watercolor was applied.

This work illustrates the encroachment of cities onto the rural areas. It shows the destruction of nature by this development. The work shows the connection that humans have to nature (whether they realize it or not). It also shows the strength of nature's will to survive.

Inspiration was found on my family farm that is being surrounded by progress and development. Signs of change are evident everywhere but this little piece of nature still exists and struggles to survive.

Will to Live