American, born 1958
Roland Miller studied photography at Utah State University for both his bachelor's and master's in fine arts before moving to Florida and teaching at Eastern Florida State College.
A "hogue" is a Norman-French term for a "hill" or "mound" which is visible in the background of this photograph. The Intermountain West is home to many such geographic and geological landmarks.
Utah has a long history of agriculture, from indigenous cultivation practices by Fremont-era people (500 BCE) to today's family or corporate farms. Today, Utah is one of the largest producers of grain, which is primarily used to feed livestock. What do you think motivated the artist to take this picture? Is he trying to document history, tell a story, preserve a memory, or another reason?