Behind The Art - Francis Drake:

This rousing quote from the 16th century English explorer Francis Drake has been in my “to do” file for years. I would approach it from time to time, doing a few sketches, penciling in some tentative lines of calligraphy, but never achieving quite the right balance of coast, water, stars, text.

This summer my son Alexander - an artist - was visiting. He looked over the Drake project. He was enthusiastic about the work I had done and after a while made a few suggestions that, I could see at once, would help integrate the disparate design elements. That was the impetus needed to complete the piece, and enable me to share with you now this stirring, heroic prayer from Sir Francis.

Isn’t God the ultimate adventure?