The visionary, slightly quixotic, Don Astaldo

In Don Astaldo, Identities, My Story, Oil on Canvas

Astaldo, which means the valiant in Elvish,┬áis a character invented by Tolkien. When my girlfriend, Limor, was reading ‘Silmarillion’ by Tolkien, she named herself ‘Nessa’ and gave me the name ‘Astaldo’. In 2001 I traveled to Miami and lived by…