PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Living and serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators in the "land of the unexpected" provided the occasional moment to capture this fascinating world.
24"x18", Oil on Canvas. Photographer unknown. One of the most delightful sights in Papua New Guinea. “Bilums” (woven string bags) hanging from the forehead are often filled with heavy loads from the garden, but there is always room for a child—and a sad looking puppy.
14"x11", Oil on Canvas. Photographer unknown. Wanting to show you something of herself, this little girl also cautiously wants to know something about you.
30"x24", Oil on Canvas. Photo by Russell Gibbs. This man is simply as beautiful as his headdress.
26"x20", Oil on Canvas. Photo by Russell Gibbs. The intensity of this man at work, his skill and patience, is a precious thing to see.
Tribute to the people of Papua New Guinea. View individuals.
48"x30", Oil on Canvas. First in the TRILOGY Photographer unknown. In spite of living a very basic and natural lifestyle, every opportunity for a celebration brings out all the colorful finery into a glorious display.
48"x30", Oil on Canvas. Second in the TRILOGY. Photographer unknown. This is one sight a person will be sure to see - everywhere. Many are still beautifully made from natural fibers.
30"x40", Oil on Canvas. Third in the TRILOGY. Photographer unknown. Life in a jungle village simply does not need a clock.
20"x30", Oil on Canvas. Photo by Chris DeJong In the “land of the unexpected” with its tropical forests and vegetation, this view most certainly was.
20"x30", Oil on Canvas. Photo by Chris DeJong With only one main road from the highlands to the coast, this spot was the only portion with no pot holes! Still makes me chuckle.
20"x30", Oil on Canvas. Photo by Chris DeJong Come and sit a while. Can you feel the cool breeze?
20"x16", Oil on Canvas. Taken from a sketch by Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay, Russian ethnologist and explorer to PNG in the 1870’s. His cabin, closely tucked in under a big tree, speaks volumes of the need to feel connected to something secure and stable in an uncertain environment.
24"x18", Oil on Canvas. Painted during the Renaissance Early Collection years. Photo by John Launois, 1972, Tasaday people, Philippines (National Geographic). www.JohnLaunois.com
40"x30", Oil on Canvas. Painted 1986, last year of Bible School. Photographer Diane Belt - missionary to the Philippines. Remember the poor.