Description 15x11 watercolor;The Great Hypostyle Hall is located within the Karnak temple complex, in the Precinct of Amon-Re. It is one of the most visited monuments of Ancient Egypt. The structure was built around the 19th Egyptian Dynasty (c.12901224 BC). The hall covers an area of 54,000 sq ft. The roof, now fallen, was supported by 134 giant sandstone columns in 16 rows; the two middle rows are higher than the others, standing 80 feet high with a perimeter 33 ft. The structural purpose of the twelve great columns was to support the higher roof of the clerestory in the central nave. The columns were carved with heroic and religious motifs.
Lisa Lu, State of Washington Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Lisa first started painting with color pencils at the age of 10, and she has always loved to paint ever since; it allows her to express feelings with a peaceful mind. Self-taught and self-developed in watercolor and ink painting, each of Lisa's painting is a journey to adventure. Lisa presently resides with her husband and their son in the State of Washington. She is a licensed architect, and currently works in an architecture firm, while continuing self study and painting on architecture and landscape subjects in watercolors.