collage 2023 18″h, 16″w
In the Netherlands, in recent years, the amount of groundwater has been depleted. Initiatives by local municipalities to replenish groundwater reserves include encouraging homeowners to remove their garden paving stones. I depict this action with the collaged prints of Delft tiles with windmill patterning that reference the attempts historically to remove the groundwater for agricultural purposes. Actions such as these are welcomed by tulip breeders as a way to enhance the biodiversity and health of the soil that nurtures tulip bulbs.