I know I haven’t been posting much recently. It’s been a busy spring getting ready for a big field-sketching expedition. Starting today, I will be traveling to Tanzania with students and two other professors from our Eco-Explorers class at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. Our goal: to work with a Maasai community to build clean cook-stoves using local materials like corrugated tin, wire, and adobe.
We’ll make some side trips to Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, and later Mt. Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. I will post sketches whenever possible. Most days though we will have zero internet access.
To celebrate this adventure, here’s a look at sketches I made ten years ago on my LAST trip to Africa—also, with Eco-Explorers, Professor Joe Trumpey, and the University of Michigan School of Art & Design.