Thursday, January 14, 2016


Ten years ago, on a trip to Egypt and Jordon, we became friends with Don, a fellow traveler. I admired a photo he took of a young Egyptian girl standing on concrete steps that led to the top floor of her home, near the Nile. I’ve worked sporadically over the years on making an art print of the photo. About a week ago I ran across the digital image that Don gave me and finally finished digitally repainting it so I could order a print. While we were at the girl’s house, our guide, who knew the girl, kept encouraging her to go to school instead of getting married and collecting the traditional dowery of gold jewelry. Like most young village women, she probably went for the gold.

Egyptian Girl on Stairs
22 x 40 inches

Egyptian Girl on Stairs