I was born into a culture where community mattered as mouch or more than individual prosperity. Only through improvements for everyone could one sense personal joy and success. Somewhere along that journey, the me-first mentality usurped control and "I" replaced "we." The spirit and benefits of personal gain through helping others will hopefully return. Screens and Surrounds probes causes and effects, a melancholic exploration of the results of triumphs and blunders within the context of conflicting social realities. Process used was acetate & gel medium transfer onto cloth sheeting had prepared with homemade gesso with an ink fixative.