THE READING DRAWING SERIES attempts to understand descriptive texts by drawing the objects, formations or situations described in the texts. The Eumenes and Odyneri drawings began the series. They were made during the research for the mason wasp sculptures in which I read Henri Fabre's The Mason Wasps, which curiously doesn't contain Fabre's usual illustrations. Basalt Pillows on Cavair is a drawing of a geological description in John McPhee's Assembling California.