5/25/2017

The landscape in rural Kansas and Oklahoma is so sparsely populated that the built environment sticks out and is easily noticed. The straight lines and smooth curve of a rectilinear structure or cylindrical silo are in direct contrast with the organic rolling horizon line of the prairie. This contrast makes me take note and document many of the human built structures in rural spaces. When I woke up and started walking in Tulsa, a city, this morning, I noticed that my eye was still hyper aware of the built environment.  I couldn’t stop taking pictures of shapes of buildings, the negative space between structures, and the contrasting styles of the built environment. I was mesmerized by unusual architectural forms, and I got very excited when I saw some familiar rural buildings in the city.  It was interesting to feel how being in a rural environment for so many days had affected my perception of the city.