“My visual experience goes beyond a single image. I scan, pan and sample my environment using the electronic tools related to video, sound, photography, and three-dimensional imaging. I rarely create an image based on one object/one moment in time, but arrange images and sounds in a montage or collage,” says Powell. The images step beyond the frame. After being captured with a variety of techniques and technologies, Powell constructs the images to knit the environment into a holistic map or to highlight the conceptual relationships between objects, places and people. I have been hiking in woods since I was five years old. I started climbing the Bristol Mountains with my Grandfather on the hills behind his tree farm. We would follow old logging roads and he would research both the indigenous history of the place and the eighteenh-nineteenth century history of houses and trails. My grandfather was fearless about stopping at an old farmers home and asking about the farm’s history. Since then I have always hiked in the woods. I see the senior part of my life being these studied journeys using photography, video and written text. The only way to get the public to preserve these forest is to use them for recreation, hunting and controlled forestry. Our understanding of habitat is greatly shifting and the conservation movement has a more holistic approach to the interdependency of all things living and non-living.