Ambassador From Maine

painting by Jessica Stammen

My painting, Looking Out, is a long distance traveler. It just returned home to me and to Maine after spending two years in Banjul, The Gambia. The US Ambassador there selected it to hang in her office as part of the US Department of States Art In Embassies program. (More information on the program and an online catalog of the works that hung in Banjul here.) I’ve always wanted to travel to Africa, anywhere in Africa. Maybe someone in Banjul has wanted to travel to Maine, anywhere in Maine — and maybe I was able to give them a glimpse.