Sheep Wranglers by Justine Kurland is a photograph that defines my two most important core values. The pastoral setting of the photograph connotes with the vast freedom of the world. The freedom to act and to think is are important to me as food and water. I too have a vast plain which I wish to explore. The students within the photograph appears to be enjoying the beautiful scenery together, and their actions symbolize my second core value: friendship. I firmly believe that the world is too vast to explore alone. Without friends and family, I would have no one to share my experiences with.
Furthermore, Sheep Wranglers exemplifies the celebration of a good life. Like the religious holiday Sabbath, the scenery within the Sheep Wranglers speak of a joyful celebration of youth, a youth not burdened by the reality of grown-up life. My wish to relax and get away from the heavy workload associated with studying to become an engineer has always taken me to a field of freedom within my mind; and photographs such as the Sheep Wranglers turn my thoughts into a reality; there really is a field where I can lie down, weightless and boundless of societal expectations. There really is a place for me to settle down, a place for everybody to settle down.