Finally, An Elephant Sighting!: Si Satchanalai

From Sukhothai, Thailand Scratchboard with line tool, 12 x 16,  Time taken: 2.5 hours Living in Thailand for nearly five years, I had adopted the common mode of transport and took the motorcycle taxi or simply the “motorcy” as it is known in local parlance. Like everyone else I’d weave furiously through…

Mother and Child – A Family Portrait

From San Ignacio, Belize Scratchboard, 16 x 20 Hiking the densely-forested terrain of the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve in Belize, I had spotted several troops of howler monkeys, gibnuts, white-lipped peccaries and countless exotic birds. Sadly the only jaguar I spotted in that trip had been at the Belize Zoo. Not content…

Chariots of Stone

From Mahabalipuram, India – Dispatch 3 of 3   In the midst of sand and spume there was only the sound of silence. I was in ancient Mahabalipuram in South India on a sultry summer day in 1986. A short walk away from the Shore Temple sprawled a tribute in stone dedicated…