The series of drawings in Intersections depicts a chaotic tension between the built environment and woodland areas. This tension was one I observed daily while working in the tourist hamlets outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The region sharply contrasts unbridled human development, Southern culture and the most biodiverse region of forest in the continental United States. In the series, natural cycles in the Smokies are depicted as alternately tranquil and chaotic, suggesting de-stablizing exchanges of energy, encapsulated by the 2016 wildfires. Influenced by a sincere love of the geography and the history of this area, as well as an appreciation for the kitsch aesthetics of tourist architecture, these drawings reflect the surreal intersections observed when Wilderness and Spectacle collide.