Natural States’ meaning is still both elusive and evolving. The project beganmore out of chance when visiting a Dale Chihuly exhibit installed at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia with my parents. I was struck by the beauty and strength of nature struggling within the confines of a planned environment. I sensed an heroic effort akin to all things living which is ultimately resigned to fleeting moments in time. Since that initial shoot I have been visiting various Botanical Gardens and Arboretums looking for new subjects for this project. The project has been shot with a Nikon Coolpix 5000 and printed with Ultrachromes on Rives BFK, measuring 30in x 40in.