ELINA’S TRUCK STOP
-Elina in Bulgaria / Truck stop just inside the border on an overnight visa run In those days you could take an overnight bus, get your visa stamped at the border, and straight back again on the next bus. I’d hang with Elina at her comfy truck stop. We were friends despite no common language and no Google Translate- but we do share something: Elina is my middle name. I miss her. I still have the fine wool blankets she sold me for a song.
-I started this drawing in full sunlight, strong shadows falling across the stone; I finished when the huge moon was high in the sky. Arcadia Terrace – Full moon – 5 November 2006
THE HAUNTED YALI
-Nazif Pasa Yali -with ghosts A yali is a house on the water, with a space for a boat to tie up. This fabulous old wooden one was bought by a major family and restored. The ghosts were easy to imagine.
NICK IN THE MORNING
Commissioned by Nick’s mother when they were staying at the Kybele Hotel. He was seventeen when I drew him, and she has the original.
KYBELE LAMPS TALL
I’m sure there’s something perfect to put in that space but never did.
OUR SWEET LYNN
Lynn and her husband came to the Kybele Hotel for years, from the American South. She cried when she saw that she wasn’t in the commemorative Kybele Book, so I drew her as a surprise.
WINTER IN THE MUSEUM
-Mike & Nihat / Museum- Kybele / Winter 06-07 / Susie & Ida from New Zealand
The first drawing of Ida. I’d never before met a Maori from New Zealand. She was later my awesome roommate and still a friend despite oceans and continents between us now. Boy did I learn a lot from her. And here’s Mike with Nihat, Mike’s wife Susie, and Ida socked into the Museum for another winter.