Artist Statement/Bio: Matt McIntosh is a PhD candidate at New Mexico State University who is studying climate and cattle grazing impacts on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland vegetation. He received dual degrees in Animal Science and Fine Arts (Painting) at the University of Connecticut in 2015. His current body of work draws upon his interests in rangeland and ungulate grazing ecology. Several of his works depict extinct Pleistocene grazing ungulates that have received less attention from artists who recreate images of extinct mega-fauna. His other works seek to illustrate the breathtaking views of the western US that have captured the hearts of our profession and so many others who are inspired by big landscapes and the possibilities they behold.