Traces of human intervention are evident everywhere in the landscape. Patterns laid out by surveyors in varying geometric shapes have greatly influenced our view of the Western landscape. This work explores vernacular earthworks and methods of demarcation from the quilt-like grid of the Public Land Survey System to the flowing vara strips or lineas laid out by Spanish settlers in Colorado and Northern New Mexico. These patterns have inspired works of art that celebrate, question, and meditate on the confounding and emotional issues of how humans occupy and alter the landscape. This video was made at the Museum of Outdoor Art in Englewood, Colorado, to document the exhibit Urban Abstract – Rural Grid, November 9, 2013 – March 8, 2014.