LAND ARTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST
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BIG BEND

Elevation: 2,650ft.
Ecological niche: Chihuahuan grassland, scrub canyon, riparian woodland
Ownership:Texas State Parks
Location: Southeast of Presidio, TX

Land Arts of the American West

JOURNAL ENTRY

Tara Marshall-Tierney

Texas is great. You can feel the ‘big American Dream’ here. Or the big Texan dream - it’s its own world.!!The vast scale of everywhere we’ve been is overwhelming. However, it also can make the world feel quite small. Mapping out where we’ve been we can see how much of the earth we’ve been too, and that, somehow, through putting it all on a map, seems small. These places are so big but they have their limits & edges. And soon you’ll be at another place. It’s just place after place and there’s nowhere with no place. I know they exist but I’m not yet to truly see it.!But then, when we’re in place, it’s all so huge and there’s so much place in one place.!There’s more to see than can ever be seen, more to do than can ever be done. There’s far too much to take in here, more to find that can ever be found.!!And boy oh boy is it hot. !There is not even a sign or slither of a cloud. "

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West

Anaya Spring
Barrio Buena Vista
Big Bend
Bosque del Apache
Cebolla Canyon
Chaco Canyon
Dinétah
El Vado Lake
Gila
Hoover Dam / Double Negative
Juan Mata Ortiz
Lake Powell / Glen Canyon Dam
Muley Point / Moon House
Otero Mesa
Rio Grande Headwaters
Roden Crater / Wupatki
San Rafael Swell
Spiral Jetty
Tipover Canyon
Valle Vidal
VLA
Wendover / CLUI
White Sands