Guatemala

Antiqua ruins I Duomo 2007

Antigua Ruins I: Duomo, Guatemala 2007

Antiqua Ruins II Santa Clara 2007.j

Antigua Ruins II: Santa Clara, Guatemala  2007

Antiqua Ruins III 2007

Antigua Ruins II: Santa Clara, Guatemala  2007

Lake Atitlan 2007 Adobe

Lake Atitlan  2007

Nun's Cell, Capuchinos Ruins, Antiqua, Guatemala 2007 adobe

Nun’s Cell, Capuchinos Ruins, Antiqua, Guatemala 2007

These are images from our visit to Guatemala over Christmas and New Years 2006-2007.  I was fascinated by the ruins of these churches from old earthquakes, beginning the first of my ruins' series.  I was also most inspired when climbing Mt. Pacaya on New Year's Day.  There was lava flowing underneath the top layer of cooled black lava, and the sunset view from the top was most inspiring.  As is usual in my work, I have combined different aspects of the experience into one work: the lava, the volcano, the views, the rugged fences, the moon rising and sun setting.  The only thing I exaggerated was the volcano, which was not actually erupting at that time.  The title of this image at the top of the page is Picaya Hike, New Years Day, Guatemala 2007.