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Trouvaille!

Something lovely discovered by chance

 

Travel makes you modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
Scott Cameron

I love to travel because it makes me look at life from a different perspective. I have learned that most people need the same things for happiness. Peace, employment, food and the freedom to practice their beliefs. When I open my eyes to different cultures and history, I make the connection.

These paintings are from my trip to Bali by myself. Bali is a Hindu island in the Muslim Indonesian islands. They have unique customs and rituals. Overpopulated with tourists, they still have peace. Nyepi is a time when the entire island shuts down, even the airport, so the evil spirits will not land. All lights are turned off and giant effigies called Ogogos are paraded and burned the night before.

 

 

 

Practicing for Nyeopi in Bali

"Art hurts,

art urges voyages,

and it is easier to stay home."

Gwendolyn Brooks

 

 

Join me on the Fine Art Visual Biographies voyage.

Periodic stories of wisdom and inspiration.

Alright! Let's Go! Andiamo!