My need to glimpse the future leads me to envision this earth for the next generation. My Fragile Earth series, recently started, takes a long view of oceans and rivers. These new paintings of far away skies over vast bodies of water bring to mind memories of the Rappahannock River, now reveries and questions, that flare into conciousness. These works clearly state the horizon line, traversed by a distant sun that illuminates the deep recesses of the river's watery depths, a place full of the mystery of historical allusion. What the future of this river and all others holds is up to us.