William S. Sutton

Wyoming Grasslands

Wyoming Grasslands Photographic Project


Grass is the elemental expression of the biotic production of place.

The quality and quantity of grass is an expression of the soil, climate, topography, hydrology, geology, and utilization by animals including human beings.  To look at grass is to not only see the organic structure of the land, but to also consider the economics expressed in the landscape.  Our lives are an interaction of the organic processes of the world with our human aspirations, values, and knowledge.  Nothing is random.  Every aspect of the landscape is an expression of organic and cultural forces.


William Sutton