The images used in vista are drawn from the most stereotypical, or postcard images of each site. Each presents a grand landscape formation drawn to tiny scale with graphite on white erasers – mountains, waterfalls, rock outcroppings and other features that have been categorized as national treasures. At work is the concept of the idealized landscape or view, and the power it has to prompt people to cherish or visit a particular place. Many of the sites in vista are overvisited – with delicate or irreplaceable landscape features or microsites worn or endangered from overuse. The urge to share in the collective experience of visiting a site and experiencing it firsthand thus runs contrary to the desire to shield a fragile environment from further damage.