Represented in these shelter sites is the human navigation of survival. The process is illustrated in both content and composition. When our modern world comes to an end, and the world-without-us continues, only our surreal consciousness is left to manufacture the dystopia. I use different textures in painting to emphasize an object’s meaning. Some works are rendered as still lifes, with juxtaposed impasto styles, while others integrate images from the Internet as a means of mirroring the chaotic variety of the world. Taken as a whole, my work questions the world that might become, or already is; it draws on the diametrically opposed feelings of desperation at a world’s end and hope for a world’s future.