EPHESUS MUSHROOM CAPITAL
-This way to the brothel -Ephesus—–Every single guide in Ephesus takes you to see this famous ancient footprint, which did indeed point to a brothel. The scrawl next to it is a woman in a crown, and below that, say the more imaginative guides, a credit card.
SLAB AT ST JOHN’S
-Stacked panels of Byzantium—–Just casually leaned against the wall at St John’s, weeks of someone’s life to create these…not to mention they’re 1500 years old…
CROSS IN THE BULL COURT
-White heat of noon – [Graffito] Crusader cross [?] over doorway at the Court of the Bulls – Ephesos – 2016—–Drawn in blinding sun, the only finished on-site drawing for about two years (knee surgery, building site, etc). The bull-court in Ephesus is a couple of thousand years old. The cross is clearly graffiti, but done by someone fairly skilled, who wasn’t in a hurry.
LOOKING UP AT THE LIBRARY
-Library at Ephesus – Begun from life in 2016 – Finished from photos in 2020—— I had indeed started this, sitting on the actual Library step at Ephesus, tipping my head ‘way back, when I was interrupted by a large happy party of students from a Divinity college in Kentucky. They were nice as American pie and so enthusiastic. We talked about Ephesus and the goddess Artemis and the Virgin Mary, and I never finished the drawing until the Pandemic.
ODD COUPLE IN EPHESUS
The reconstituted white marble arch was buried for centuries, protected by the soil, while the little brick kiosk next to it was cleariy sticking out of the ground for all that time. Just look at its top!
BIKERS IN EPHESUS
-From Iran – The coolest group in Ephesus waltzed up and said Hello – Guess we find each other——They posed for this shot (I had to do it from the photos) and vanished before I could get contact information. The two gents are clearly veteran road warriors, but I think the two lovelies are Americans having an adventure. I’ll bet it’s a great one.
–Close-up Ephesus resident September 2019——