In celebration of my blog’s one year anniversary, I decided to post this painting of the interior of the Gaziantep Mosaics Museum in the southeast of Turkey. This is based on a picture I took while I was there. I replaced the ceiling with the night sky. The museum collection consists of mosaics, pillars and walls excavated in ancient Zeugma (an old city within the Gaziantep Province). All the artifacts are Roman in design and nature.
The Ruins of Gaziantep, 2013
Gaziantep is situated between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers in classic Mesopotamia.
After going to school in New England for over a year now I thought it would come the time when I would have to paint something related to the region. So I did this with my North American girl. Bates College is in the state of Maine and the original inhabitants were from the Wabanaki tribe. The first European settlers in this region were French.