The PREAMBLE to the CONSTITUTION assures us of an environment free of unrest and discord. Recent events in our country threaten not only the Constitution itself but also the structures that present the illusion of safety and permanence. My composited photo-paintings present the paradox & tension between seemingly solid structures wherein we reside and their illusion of tranquility. Despite guarantees of safety in our homes & public places, our lives are too often filled with isolation, transience, & melancholy, suggesting a world unsettled & unmoored. Safe refuge is no longer guaranteed.