In December 2017, I visited Pripyat, the ghost town closest to the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, where over the past thirty years nature that was destroyed by human hubris and incompetence has grown up to dominate the abandoned man-made structures. These pieces use this powerful juxtaposition as a lens to look examine the current relationship between mankind and the natural world. Over the past couple of years I have continuously added images from cities around the world my art is taking me too, with the various architectural styles giving a global scale to this plant "invasion". These cities include Budapest, Vienna, Beijing, Chicago, Kiev, Las Vegas, and Cobh, and more are added to the list as my travels continue. In a time when cities are growing at an unprecedented rate, nuclear tensions are at a post-Cold War high and we are feeling the effects of climate change more every year, these pieces pose questions about what the future holds. Although presented in a whimsical fashion, using an intimate scale and craft materials like children’s modeling clay and cigar boxes, on closer examination the implications are actually more sinister. As strange plants seemingly grow uncontrollably through the buildings and streets, people are either absent or oblivious to the situation. Viewers are left to wonder about this change in dynamic, what preceded it, and what will prevent it.