Big Brutus is the world's largest electric shovel. It stands 16 stories high amid the fields of rural southeast Kansas. The coal strip mine it helped clear of rock and dirt has long been shut down, and Brutus has been turned into a museum.
A lighthouse built in 1858 stands on Loggerhead Key, Fla., an uninhabited tropical island. Artists Paula Sprenger and Carter McCormick participated in a monthlong artist residency here.
Courtesy of Paula Sprenger and Carter McCormick