There is an obscure word called desiderium that describes a longing, especially for things lost. On the prairie, nature reminds me daily of change. It is in the arc of the waxing moon. The winding curve of a muddy river. The fossilized limestone that hints of gentle creatures that swam ancient oceans. Every day we awaken to a familiar but different world. This painting is made of stone texture, acrylic, lake clay, earth pigments and rust to remind you to seek the beauty in unfolding things.