Snapshots in Ink: India (2010)

I spent autumn and winter of 2009 as well as almost all of 2010 traveling through India and Nepal. It changed me in ways I will never have words for. Most notably – as the months passed, my preference slowly shifted from camera to pen – my natural inclination more often choosing to archive what I observed using ballpoint pen rather than light.

Occasionally, I felt compelled to illustrate my thoughts – to attempt to convey esoteric concepts through the deliberate movement of my pen. In other moments, the organization of a mandala on the page was the most grounding meditation I could ask for. 

Here are some pages from the sketchbook I carried...