The Unguarded Moment series is a diary of walks around my farm. As I observe and document seasonal and climatic changes, I gather elemental gifts that appear in my path—bones, animals, sticks, moss, rocks, to make up a new visual language speaking to a place I hold dear and a world I fear we are losing. These totems make me believe in magic and miracles, in time travel, ghosts, hope, and reincarnation. They are elegies, memorials, celebrations, and gifts of promise. I think of my land, in the words of Carlos Castaneda, as a Power Spot, holding sacred the ghosts of my familial legacy and offering me comfort in my own mortality, as I bear witness to the incremental and dramatic changes to my land, and the capacity of an artist to speak for the earth we inhabit.