In this series, the mundane and the surreal collide in a world of miniatures. After manipulating a world through collage in the TERRAINS series, making a physical world to manipulate felt like a natural next step. Having no experience making models and almost no previous use of photography, I was intimidated by this idea but the lack of experience proved to be liberating as I had no set of rules to go by. I wanted this series to continue exploring the romanticism of landscape and the ideas of interrupted moments, invaded territories, and privacy as expressed by interiors. This time, however, I wanted to do away with the nostalgia of using old image material and exclude people to give the environments more presence.