Much of the art I have studied and come to love as one would a beloved teacher, I know only from reproductions in books. This has thus far been a necessity but as I firmly believe that the entirety of the power of an art work can only be felt within physical proximity of it - I am off to seek them out.

I had planned to write this little intro well in advance of my departure but departing proved to be wholly consuming. So here I am on Day 1 of my trip in my quirky little apartment in the heart of Hong Kong. I was so tired when I lay down last night that I slept the whole night with the light on!