A 10th Century Splendor

From Ambarnath, India Ballpoint pen on paper, 14 x 16   One lazy afternoon 30 years ago, I stood by this ancient temple – an 10th Century stone jewel incredibly tucked away in the clangor of a bustling Mumbai suburb. A couple of men were getting ready for their afternoon siesta even…

Knight with a sword

From Akko, Israel Watercolor on cold-pressed paper, 12 x 16   It was 1996. The Ottoman-era streets of Old Akko with their teeming souks looked truly charming as sunlight dappled upon shop awnings. After a dash of tasty tahini, I walked past stalls that peddled colorful spices and souvenir shops stocked with…

Elephant Procession, Wat Sorasak, Sukhothai, Thailand

From Sukhothai, Thailand Conté crayon, 14 x 17 This could have been a scene from ancient Sri Lanka. The influence of that country’s architectural motifs was unmistakable, from the stroke of the chisel to the slather of the trowel. I was walking in the central part of the Sukhothai Historical Park when…