David Roberts was an accomplished illustrator
who journeyed for eleven months in Egypt in 1838 and who is well
known for his documentary of the state of the monuments in Karnak.
He, however, constantly felt he had failed in capturing its scale.
With intense respect for his efforts, having worked on five foot
formats for Karnak, I too felt humbled, yet wholly inspired by
its demands. My series of two dozen small monotypes (18"X13")
are my attempts to again walk myself through the most massive
hall of columns (The Great Hypostyle Hall) I shall ever see.