To live is to be a part of something unpredictable. The fear of loss of control is an anxiety that plagues many to different degrees. For some it is an occasional worry, for others it is a debilitating rumination that causes physical symptoms. As human beings, we naturally strive to impose controls and structure on our environment, even though there are many events and situations that are outside of our influence. This thesis explores this daily phenomenon through the mediums of photography and painting. It draws from personal experiences, focusing on how the lives of a college student and particular abandoned house become intricately intertwined. Most importantly, it explores why these structures are a necessity, and what happens when these structures fail.