The title Involuntary Parks is a term coined by Bruce Sterling: “The continent’s imperiled rims therefore become a new kind of landscape, the Involuntary Parks. They are not representations of untouched nature, but of vengeful nature...” With the support of a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant I was able to travel to Chernobyl and take photographs on a three-day tour of the area surrounding the power plant. I then made a series of paintings and photographs based on my time in the 'zone'.