High Plains of Texas

Dallas, Texas

On approach to DFW International Airport, flight paths often traverse the High Plains of Texas. From above, the one-mile-by-one-mile Jeffersonian Grid reveals a beautiful tapestry of the colors and textures of the agricultural landscape of corn, wheat, oats, barley, sorghum, sunflowers, and soybeans. Watered by center pivot irrigation systems, sharply contrasting crop circles divide and fragment sectors of land, creating a stunning contrast between the various crops, dry washes, scrub and pasture land, in an abrupt juxtaposition of the natural and controlled landscape. High Plains of Texas creates a scenario of walking over a landscape that one might have just flown over: a tapestry for travelers to walk upon, inspired by flying over the Texas landscape itself.