was the first piece I made after returning from the Tolkien 2005 conference
in Birmingham, greatly inspired by all I had heard and learnt during those
days. It also gave me the chance not only to have a very close look (and
I am talking like one inch away, nose almost touching the glass) at the
original work of what doubtlessly are the great masters in this particular
section of Faerytale world, Alan Lee and Ted Nasmith (alas, John Howe
could not attend) aswell as Anke Eissman, but also have an extended chat
with my far famed colleagues.