“Temenava”, June 2015, graphite and watercolor.
An illustration from my book, The Tembelaka Voyage. Here’s an excerpt from the book featuring her:
He was in a great sea cavern with an arching roof, half ledges of stone and half ocean water. At one end sunlight filtered in through twining vines, and a rope ladder dangled and swayed in a shaft of light high above. It smelled pleasantly of cool stone, water, leaves, and distant flowers. Tam lay nearby, on a beaten paper mat, and a dark-skinned girl was bending over him, wrapping bandages about his chest.