Just as photography illuminated a new understanding of the physical world centuries ago, today’s 3D mapping technology reveals seemingly intangible aspects of the environment we inhabit. Ephemeral State is an art project that seeks to capture the elusive qualities of water in its three physical states - liquid, solid and gas - within the Alaska environment. Using data gathered from the scientific community and the Alaska environment using (LiDAR), photogrammetry and digital modeling techniques, Lead Pencil Studio creates an alternative representation of the 49th state reflecting the three-dimensional characteristics of snow, ice, waves, steam, clouds and rain.