This group of five images, starting with a simple picture of a milkweed plant shedding seeds, portrays the cycle of nature and mankind. Mankind and nature have a very complex relationship. We depend on nature for our very existence, but we seek to domesticate it, control it and civilize it. We impose our order on it and, in doing so, start to destroy nature. As time goes on, our control over nature decays due to our own foibles and, slowly and irrevocable, nature re-asserts her will. These images are part of a small accordion-style book. Please click on the first image and follow in sequence.