Giclee print of a watercolor, 10" x 13"
In the artist's own words: "We had driven for two days, sometimes lost at the edge of the Sahara. Just as dusk was falling on the second day, we could make out some lights of a town in the distance, luckily, since there was only starlight in the Sahara. The next day, when we went to visit the mosque itself, we felt the drive was well worth it. Chinghetti had been an important center of worship since the thirteenth or fourteenth century, and is now a UNESCO site. They say the minaret of this ancient structure is the second oldest in continuous use anywhere in the Muslim world. It is the official symbol of Mauritania, and now threatened by the encroaching desert."