I investigate ways of understanding the world through different systems of visual response and interpretation along with concerns among disciplines of science, environmentalism and mountaineering (the containment and packaging of nature). My work explores and tries to reveal the affinities and common working processes that these disciplines may share in theory, research methodology and documentation. Through this research into their histories I seek relationships to my own experiences as an artist and a mountaineer. Diane Colwell's artwork integrates and intersects photography, painting, and mountaineering and captures a sentimental documentation of historical and present day mountain culture. This display creates a dialogue between experience and memory and stems from a sense of celebration and admiration of the early mountain explorers and pioneers who have become legends.