About the Book
"Sandra Louise Dyas' work is firmly grounded in the Midwest -- its terrain, people and culture. For those people fortunate enough to have lived in the Midwest, briefly or all their lives -- the immediate imagery is stunning with its familiarity. We know the land, the people and the values. It is with this shock of recognition combined with Ms. Dyas' intensely personal approach that creates the power of these images. For those people who have not visited the region, you are treated to an insider's view of a world that is flown over, driven through, and taken for granted." --Chris Offutt, Author of Kentucky Straight, The Same River Twice, My Father, the Pornographer and more.
Sandra Dyas is a visual artist and a Lecturer in the Art Department at Cornell College. She received her MFA in Intermedia at the University of Iowa in 1998. Her first book of photographs entitled "Down to the River; Portraits of Iowa Musicians" was published by the University of Iowa Press in June 2007. Sandra has two daughters and lives in Iowa City, Iowa.