America, 2019 

Given the cacophony of partisan political fighting these last few years, I felt the need to get into the great expanses of The West, to climb into the solitude, the cold, inside the wind and to listen for something deeper, some timeless wisdom in the standing and weathering of things in the openness. I spent the winter driving to some of most remote and least populated counties of the plains and high deserts east of the Rocky Mountains. These are the images I came back with.

I often stood in the cold and