I photograph what I know best, and what I know are the farmlands,
woodlands, wetlands and prairies on one Iowa farm. These photographs
are autobiographical in the sense that they are about me,
about the experience of being alive, about memories of what
has already been and dreams of what could have been, and they
are about looking beyond the horizon and embracing the mystery
of what follows now.
Of greater importance, the photographs speak of earth and
the feel of rich, black soil, of trees planted by thoughtful,
optimistic hands, of reconstructed prairies and the song of
the returning meadowlark, of farm ponds and wetlands
and of a hoped for future. That hope for the future is the
development of a balanced and harmonious relationship between
what we need from the land and what it can give.