News and Events Excavation 2020-21
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for the Bronze Age Minoan excavation team at the Kephali, Sissi, Crete 2020-2021. The good news has been the discovery of a 4000 year old 'ritual' street leading into the Central Court and more importantly ending the 2020 season with the uncovering of a tomb, containing a female skeleton, locally known as 'The Lady', - a find that included jewelry and other ritual items. Yet within a few months the excavation prospects were put on hold (as they were throughout Greece and elsewhere) by the impact of the Covid-19 virus. Hopefull we can put this behind us later this year and especially into 2022. After eleven years as resident artist for the Belgian School Athens, Université catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, I have found that the often hot environmental conditions on site have restricted my efforts to the use of oil and watercolours, whilst sketching and a little photography remains my main preparation process.
I am still working on a large canvas reflecting a daily excavation landscape, and for which I have been using water soluble oil.