The Course of Carbon creates an environment and society that relies on the filter garment titled, The Carbon Cover, for their survival. The composition illustrates the toxic future that lies ahead by the year 2100. Thomas Cole’s, The Course of Empire, is a series of five landscape history paintings that illustrate the destruction that humans propose to the environment over = several generations. I am interested in understanding specific behaviors that caused the destruction that Cole depicted; I composed the sixth edition to Cole’s series to describe how human development, ignorance, and other destructive behaviors is the major cause to of the fall of civilization and the sixth extinction. The reappearing rock within The Course of Empire has reappeared within my composition as the only remaining land on Earth. The overpopulated island shows no regards to the environmental disasters that surround them the people, much like today’s society. Cole was the leader of the Hudson River School painters who represented ideas of Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion. These artists depicted the progress of the 19th century with pride, magnificence, and conquest; I strive to illustrate that these human behaviors are destructive, negative, and invasive.