We live on a small ranch in Idaho where we have horses, including a Budyonny mare named Raisa. I usually carry my camera with me everywhere and one day in the barn I made a close photograph of Raisas jaw. I had been photographing horses for 30 years, but unlike most of my pictures this struck me as an abstract image of strength and I wanted to make more of such images. I became obsessed with the project, spending hours each day over several weeks. The sensual curves in the ambiguous images reminded me of Palouse landscapes, so I called the series Horsescapes. Brooks Jensen published it in LensWork and in 2020 it won a silver medal in the P3 competition.