Photographs taken from 2005 to 2017 along the gulf coast uncover emotions mirrored in the landscape. My fascination with the duality of nature and structure began this series, but a back story developed from  fleeing hurricanes over the years. Photos of odd trees, historic military fortifications, obsolete structures overtaken by nature, piers, people fishing, boats, bridges and storm clouds became familiar sights to a photographer used to living on a lake in Louisiana and fleeing home for Florida to dodge hurricanes.

Capturing these off-kilter moments came to remind me of the first exodus: when our house was lost to Hurricane Katrina.

It felt like real dreams unfolding.

- Jan Arrigo