Macchu Picchu is an Inca ruin in the Andes of Peru, abandoned just prior to the Spanish conquest. For centuries it remained lost and forgotten, hidden at the top of a mountain overgrown with jungle vegetation. It was not rediscovered until the beginning of the 20th century. As the finishing touches were being made on my watercolor, a sudden rain shower blended the colors together into an indistinquishable mess. Months later, ink lines were added along the original pencil sketch guidelines, and the dormant watercolor re-emerged.