Something lovely discovered by chance
Travel makes you modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
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.