“Our Home and Native Sand” series deals with the subject of the Abthabasca oil sand up in Fort McMurray, AB. The sand is considered a national treasure, the "black-gold", one that has caused a great stir and surgence of migrant workers with an oil sand fever to inhabit a small corner of the country which would otherwise be untraveled for the most part. In the light of the recent oil crash, our economy ever so much more relays greatly on this gem as a natural resource to support our economy. The photographs frame themselves around the elusive and ephemeral qualities of the sand and the man-made landscapes that have been created. This result in a level of beauty and calmness that is juxtaposed by the underlying manners of the sourcing and refining techniques.