Here’s a painting about the Dutch project to widen the river, increase flood plains, and engineer the landscape specifically to allow space for the river to flood. It’s about making floods controlled so the water overflows into empty fields and flood plains, rather than towns and villages. Many farmers were relocated from their family farms to complete this project. The final stages are in construction right now.
It’s been a downpour all day. I’ve been listening to a constant sound of rain for about 10 hours. It’s pretty meditative. I stepped out briefly to go to the grocery store and got totally drenched. Also started watching Homeland today. The show is like a cross between The Lives of Others and the middle section of A Beautiful Mind.