The images in the series Sustain are an investigation into our complicated relationship with the sea. To sustain is both to support and encourage, to endure and to suffer. Humans rely on water for life – as the basic makeup of our physical bodies, the sustainer of fisheries and land-based farms, and the regulator of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Additionally, waterways provide jobs and transportation to millions of people around the globe. Through images of water management systems, artistic renditions of marine environments, and illustrations of human consumption, these works are meant to encourage a discussion about our interaction with, and impact on, the water. These works question our precarious relationship to this precious resource and begin a conversation about the interconnectedness of humans to the vast oceanic environment.