Room for the River


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.



2 thoughts on “Room for the River”

  1. FYI: the painting shows up only in the blog site, not on the email. Most people should be able to figure that out, I guess. Nice painting. We took the jpg of Pier Vallinga to Orleans Camera. Will get a glicee print tomorrow. He said it’s best to photograph next to a color chart or grey sheet next to it, so they can adjust color. He said most camera shops will either do that for you or you could in theory get a color chart–but perhaps too hard to carry one around. Anyway I learned that’s how they fix the color from jpg to glicee. We are now at the Cape. Xx Sent from my iPad

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