…on the eight hour train ride from Puno to Cusco I sat at a table by myself and watched the sun rise. It was freezing so I wrapped my alpaca scarf over my head, with my sunglasses on and drank my café con leche and pretended I was a worldly traveler going someplace exotic, like India, oh yeah, and that I was a famous writer…and I let my mind wander until I decided that I rather liked being me, then I wrote in my journal about my exotic trip through Peru…The past several months I have either been planning my trip to Peru, on my trip through Peru, or recovering from my trip to Peru. Now I am back with all new work that is going up at Eclectic Eye in Midtown Memphis beginning August 3rd, 2012 from 6-8pm.
Each black and white drawing was drawn on-site in Peru. I either had the luxury and time to finish it on-site, at my hostel, in a coffee shop, or I brought it back home to add the ink.
The encaustic and mixed media paintings are stories taken directly from my journal. On my trip, when I couldn't draw or paint, I wrote. This newest body of work is just a small representation of what I am currently working on