The human condition in its complexity fascinates me, and my artwork constantly returns to the vast theme: the vulnerability of life; the often stupidity of human beings; their sometimes bravery; their fallibility, bound tenuously by a thread of human affection and ubuntu. The Karoo landscape I call home offers me answers to the many questions that arise in my daily musing about why, and where to from here. Using figurative symbolism in my nature studies, I express moods and dilemmas that are topical in my life and humanity. The aloe, in particular, as a leitmotif in my work, draws on memories from my early childhood in the Transkei to my current home in the Klein Karoo. Strong colours are characteristic of my works, as are bold brushstrokes and mixed media. My current is predominantly alcohol ink on stone paper and oils on canvas and mixed media.
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