I did a lot of flying across the country this past weekend, and spent most of the time with my nose pressed to the window. I regreted not bringing my digital camera, because I loved the pattern of the clouds and their cast shadows on the landscape. I was interested to see the euclidian geometry of agriculture laid over the template of rivers and mountains, particularly the circular green fields in the deserts of Utah and Nevada. I remember flying as a kid and thinking that there wasn't anyplace in the country where you didn't see a road of some kind, even in places that looked like they were in the middle of nowhere. And this time I was thinking more about water resources, and how the availability of water affects where people live and grow food. But I was also thinking about how I could incorporate a view from above into my art that is so rooted in a view from eye level.