This root is holding fast
providing nutrition and stability.
It is an anchor to the ground and
a force in search of water and food.
Keeping away from drought it seeks and grows.
It may crack foundations, snap waterlines
and lift sidewalks to find the water and permanence.
But it could also protect this environment by holding in our soil
and preventing it’s impoverishment by erosion.
• watercolor, digital, printed on ricepaper and mounted on canvas
• 10″ x 10″ • Lisa Rivas © 2007
When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves. Anthony D’Angelo