In August 2019, artist Midge Wattles made a series of photographs in dialogue with Jamie Pelayo for the natureofthings. The work was inspired by the idea of skin as a kind of landscape or surface. To embody the self care philosophy of the natureofthings, the images embrace a delicate balance between the forms of the body with botanicals and minerals. These natural elements are among the soothing and healing ingredients of natureofthings products. It is our skin that brings our first encounter with the word: it receives and protects everything we endure, both physically and emotionally. It maps our experiences.