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Gleaning (2009)

Photo: Douglas RosenbergLocation: Home of Douglas Rosenberg and Li Chiao Ping, Oregon, Wisconsin.

I crawled through the field, keeping my spine parallel to the earth. I filled the cloth bags at my sides with milkweed pods, clumped stacks of molding leaves.  The rain soaked my hair and clothing, making the bags heavy, cumbersome. When the bags were filled, the performance ended.