Dorothy Bunny Bowen
We Have Nets to Mend

We have nets to mend

Rozome on Kimono Silk
Framed 28 x 22"

One evening this past winter I came in exhausted, ready to crash. As I fell asleep a vision began to form in my mind—

I am an old woman,
sitting by the shore,
mending nets for those who will take them to sea,
to gather a harvest in some future I can only imagine.

The next morning I began to sketch these images: sand, nets, waves, the cosmic “beyond.” As I worked I thought more about nets: more