In my work a quiet repose emerges, where moments of introspection grow long while light and atmosphere become tactile. In this work I create space to discuss a range of definitions of masculinity, sexuality and gender in order to articulate acceptance and resolve. Landscape imagery punctuates this self-portrait, serving as metaphor to discuss the symbiosis between nature and the body. The portrait reflects our mirrored selves, projected back into the environment. V characterizes this relationship as both internal and external, with each body leaving marks upon the other. The power structures that support this dialogue manifest as visual interruptions in the intervening space between reflection and perception.