"The Admiral and Siam"

by Michael Boss
Casein on Rag Board
18" X 30"

From a Private Collection

Siam, present day Thailand, like so many other South Sea areas, has tower karst geology. The karsts occur when limestone dissolves rapidly. Tower karsts are very picturesque, and having the fleet in the distance with local fishing boats in the foreground just seemed right.

More information about this very interesting time in history can be found on the 1421 The Year China Discovered the World website. The link to the Gallery page on the site is http://www.gavinmenzies.net/china/gallery/mike-boss-artist-gallery/