Reflecting on the beginning of this new voyage, I sense a maturity in my approach – hopefully, not to the negation of youthful exuberance. Yet I realize that I am entering Europe – the bastion of Western civilization – a place of mature icons and ideas. Entering this portal into antiquity and tradition, I come seeking a vision into my own roots and the nature of those from whom I originate.
I breathe a sense of fresh air and approach looking forward onto a journey that will allow me views of sacred sites with Greek, Roman, Celtic and Christian aesthetics. So let the Games begin – with an open slate and a hunger for whatever inspirations move me. March boldly forward and backward into time and further clarify my vision and voice as I wander with pencil and paint, seeking to touch the colossal and the sublime.
TG 942 Singapore to Rome