Travel offers may new sites to digest and greater awareness to take hold. I take numerous photographs but many observations leave me with visual impressions quite removed from any photograph. These impressions manage to find their way into my prints and drawings, (Mountains, Guilin, China). Images are brought together as fragments that evolve into a thematic, abstract entity (Rituals of Passage, Egypt). Usually the trips are for two to three weeks. Although this is too little time to even begin to comprehend another culture I do have phenomenal glimpses to respond to. I rarely coming to any steadfast conclusions but always delight in the new experience and the reflective questions that follow.