As a native Kansan, my fascination with a Midwest sky and the light glancing off the Flint Hills has inspired my Great Plains Series. My graphite drawings explore untroubled horizons and depict everyday subjects that inspire an emotional response in most people. Although I have seen and experienced this natural, enchanting landscape in person, I have chosen to represent it in straightforward tones of black and white in order to evoke admiration for its organic/inorganic composition, the contrast in values, texture and graceful form. Working in a trusted square shape is peaceful, honest, and seen as Earthbound— a perfect format for my Plains landscapes. The equal proportion invites a fixation on a small glimpse of a larger subject matter.