mixed media on laminated fiberboard. a palimpsest. Marilyn Buckles, an artist friend of blessed memory, gave me this drawing board to work on. She had used it as a drawing support for several years, then I used it as a drawing/painting support for a decade or so. Yesterday the memory of the plant series that we worked upon, together/apart led me to consider drawing. This I did while all of our art conversations, visits flowed through me. A figure emerged: Marilyn at 3 and !/2 ' (a glass drawing of Marilyn advancing towards me. her exact shape drawn upon the front of the glass, the exact size she appeared as i stood 2 feet in front of the glass, while marilyn stood 3 1/2 ' behind it.) the painting broke. i kept the shards. after the memory moved through me, the marsh paintings appeared, dissolved, then the face began to emerge. Marilyn's remembered words: it is everything. it is the surface, it is upon it, it is in it, it is object. it is just everything. yellow light fills the south window where we last met.