Site Artist in Belize
Jan worked as site artist with a team of archaeologists in Belize, Central America from 1978 - 2007. These seasonal excavations were run by British-born Harvard professor Prof. Norman Hammond, a respected scholar on lowland Maya civilization. Largely responsible for on-site drawings of architectural features including pyramids - limestone structures with exteriors often reduced to rubble and interior tombs looted, the original pencil drawings were inked up the drawings for publication back in camp.. Jan worked 4 sites in Belize: Cuello, Nohmul, La Milpa and Chaux Hiix. The freehand sketches - in soft pencils - give a brief snapshot of camp life.