Some see the land as something that only serves to be dug, cut, drilled, and exploited. It’s okay though – the land will outlast us folk. She will heal and thrive, and the Poatina Headrace will resemble Claude Lorrain’s “Paysage de la Campagne” or Capriccio’s “Ruins with figures” or Claude Henri Watelet’s “Paysage” to the roaches, rats, and whatever else survives climate change.

Robert O'Connor


oil on canvas