I saw this field of winter cover crop, with a line of thaw, and some remnant of corn stubble. Thousands of rye seedlings -> one powerful color.
Sister Mary and I walked Saturday through a savanna near the Kankakee River watershed. The ground there is already softening. These clumps of wintered grass dotted a patch of ground between the savanna and a railroad bed. They are as powerful as stumps, little plant mammoths.
Rhinoceroses are big, the second largest land mammal after elephants. They have very small eyes, and their eyesight is poor; still, no one says they are not powerful. There are two southern white rhinos at the Detroit Zoo. Will I ever see them as they are?
I put a rhino in the treeline of the rye field sketch. If we live with them well, this gives power, yes?
Ai-jen is my other name. Ai is a word for a flower, a kind of artemisia, pronounced "eye". Jen sounds like Jane, my given name, and it means truly. I am a painter living in the Midwest, more west than east, more north than south, and beautiful, and having, still, some wild places.