I can’t tell you how many times in the past I passed barns without a glance. Now I notice these ordinary structures for the extraordinary variety of architecture from unnamed architects and for being stalwarts of the rural. When all else falls the barn stands.
The Roundup barns encircle to represent sheltering protection and endurance against the torrent of time and enclose and embrace in itself the landscape. They, like people, are both individual and part of a larger landscape.
These are all Arkansas barns captured in my haunts about the state as I scan ever back and forth, looking for gems to photograph. Some were easily found and accessible. Others I captured from outside barbed wire and no trespassing signs.