An image by an artist Slava :
"In 1985, I went to Pamir mountains with a group of mountain-climbers. When we reached 1,200 yards above the sea-level, we saw this beautiful lake. It's called Iskanderkul. In Asian - "Iskander" means Alexander, and "kul" stands for lake. Iskanderkul got its name because the army of Alexander the Great reached this point centuries ago. The water in this lake is so pure that the bottom could be seen clearly at the depth of 4-5 yards. Around this lake, there are walnut groves, and the quiet. After the noise of the cities, the quiet was scary until we got used to it. And the moment came when I was hypnotized by nature, when I was looking and couldn't get enough. Remembering that feeling, I painted this piece."
I post this image to highlight this couple's works and I was inspired by the imagery of his words ... reminding me of the many ancients battles that I have done from the Alexandrian period. Time to get out those elephants again I think.
To see more art work from this couple see Maestro Art Services.
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