The human-altered landscape is curious to me, particularly as it appears when combined with elemental transformation. These landscapes are transformed by the phenomena of snow and of man. They depict development, infrastructure and residences within the region of Western North Carolina, as affected by snow. The blanketing of objects, roads, buildings, and trees seems to reduce everything in the scene to a sculptural and representational form of itself. There are few people appearing in the photographs, but we do see evidence of human occupation throughout.Their cars, boats and homes are all on display. We assume the shelters depicted are serving their function by giving warmth and respite to the inhabitants. In Sledders, people do appear, but only as engaged with their environment; a snowy play area, an altered space.