I AM INTERESTED IN THE HYPER-REALITY THAT RESULTS from contemporary skepticism in metanarratives, which once acted as external referents for differentiating reality. My artistic practice addresses this concept through depicting nature interpreted by the imagination. In particular, the body of work here is an investigation of a fictitious place, Firdarrig. This place is documented and described with detailed paintings, drawings, and prints of its flora and fauna in a method that resembles early naturalhistory painting. However, these works are presented in a manner that mimics the information overload we witness in modern interactive media. This is apparent by pushing the individual pieces close together, coupled with text, so that they become one large, and somewhat overwhelming, work of art. The aim is to disorient the viewer and suspend disbelief. This process is particularly important as it difficult for the viewer to differentiate between reality and fantasy. Additionally, fantasy becomes a tool with which we can explore, understand, and critique reality. By fabricating a place such as Firdarrig, I am able to create a frame through which I can examine and comprehend my own reality. Each viewer has the opportunity to do likewise and the view through the frame is unique to each observer. Firdarrig is a place to which I can return to and explore as I wish.