Where it all began 1977- 1989

I was born in Yemen where my Dutch parents worked as medical doctors. Yemen has a long history and a rich cultural heritage. As a child I was surrounded by marvelous and ancient architecture and richly decorative objects. I have happy memories of my childhood there. I loved the sunshine, the clear blue skies, the colorful stain glass windows, the colorful fabrics, the wonderful food, the lively chatter and laughter of the Yemenis. I also loved the stillness of the high mountain ranges and the rocky planes. Though I was an outsider, I was a keen observer of Yemen’s cultural treasures.