oil on Arches Huile paper, 11″ x 15″ – Torcello is a small island, a 25 minute vaporetto ride from Venice. There is not much here but what is here shouldn’t be missed by anyone coming this way. The Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta was begun in the 7th century. Its interior is dominated by a huge mosaic of the Last Judgement. Meanwhile, as if in willful disregard of the Doomsday prediction, a gentleman at his modest concession stand in front of the church makes a modest living selling drinks and snacks to tourists.