This image was taken at Wat Rong Khun (The White Wat) in Chiang Rai, Thailand in 2006 when the temple was under construction, thus the unique concrete coloring and contrasts instead of white. The controversial Buddhist (and Hindu) temple is a monument to escaping the hell of consumerism and this is a partial image of sculptures being added to the bottom of a temple pond to give a drowning feel.
I am an American expat living in Asia. As I have settled in here over the past couple years I have also moved into a new phase of my life, indulging my love of art – a gift that was passed to me by my mother, artist Avonelle Kelsey (1931-2009).
Prior to my mid-life art bender, my life was spent as a zoologist whose career evolved into writing and publishing a series of books, most frequently guidebooks, with a focus on global volunteer travel programs. I believe that how travelers choose to spend their tourism dollars offers a great potential to impact wildlife and global conservation programs – either positively or negatively. Wildlife, street dog care and encouraging true responsible travel will always be a passions of mine, making...
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