Dryland

Once the frontier edge of the American West, the drylands of West Texas now serve as the starting point for a globalized cotton chain. Each fall, millions of pounds of genetically modified cotton is harvested in the region, most of which is shipped 7,000 miles away on cargo ships to China for milling and production.

The pictures, though, are not solely about cotton and global economics, but also about the land as a site for contemplation of our relationship to the Earth. To reference philosopher John O'Donohue this kind of place “...recalls you into a mindful mode of stillness, solitude, and silence, where you can truly receive time.”