In 2009, I began an extended project that I realized would occupy my visual thoughts for a significant period of time. I eventually titled this series of images, videos and objects ‘History of the Land’. It is an ongoing project. As I see it, the real challenge, as it always is with the artist, is to humanize the life around you, to formulate it for someone else, to render its interstices, to tell try to tell a truth, to show how life is lived, and therefore to affirm life. But somehow reality does not tolerate its own reflection; rather it seems to reject it. Thus, it is my firm belief that only a different reality, whatever it is, may be substituted for the reality one wishes to convey. "Impermanent Drift" was made in the confines of New Orleans, Louisiana.