The “Egypt” series was inspired from trips to Egypt. On my first trip, a few paintings were done on location in the desert and sailing down the Nile. Egypt was so fascinating and I took 4,000 pictures. These photographs were incorporated into collages, either as image transfers or reproductions. Additional papers and acrylic paints were also amalgamated into the collages to give the effect of old walls. Most images are from ancient temples in the Nile valley and have preserved amazing colors.
On a very recent trip, I went to Alexandria, I visited a shipyard along the Mediterranean sea at dusk and was struck by the colorful simple boats used by the fishermen.