Since 2009, the focus of my personal artistic work has largely been the environment. Our Relationship with Nature is an exploration of the diversity of thought around this focus beyond my own experience. Using an informal process of conversations, I began meeting with local residents in June of 2015. The conversations are audio-recorded and jump-started by eight questions I crafted specifically for the project. They are also being documented by way of verbatim transcriptions. The first goal is to complete at least fifty conversations by the end of May 2016. The transcriptions will be the basis of the text to be performed.