Guadalcanal Weather Coast: Village Elder

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Comments (7)

Marilyn Whiteley on September 15, 2008

Another very wonderful portrait, Ian! I can't take my eyes off those eyes that have seen so much.


M and R on September 16, 2008

Agree with Marilyn about the great portrait.R

Ian Stehbens on September 16, 2008

Dear Marilyn and Robyn,

I am delighted to have been able to introduce this gentle man to you both. Thanks.


Richard Ryer on September 17, 2008

Greetings Ian, Very nice portrait. With imagination it speaks volumes about this gentleman and his years in the village. What stories he must have.



May M. B. (Swissmay) on September 17, 2008

Beautiful portrait of a wise old man, Ian, who as an Elder surely has great experience to give competent advice to the people of his village!

Kindest regards, May

Ian Stehbens on September 17, 2008

Thanks May and Richard.

The elders in this village, Makaruka, are giving very good leadership in a very critical time. I am truly amazed at how deep they are prepared to dig, and how wise they have been in determining ways forward since wider conflict overwhelmed them. This man was such a quiet reflective person, but when he spoke everyone listened.


H George on September 29, 2008

A great portrait! You really seem to have captured genuine character and personality. No easy feat!

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    by Ian Stehbens