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AFRICA MY AFRICA (article first published : 2000-05-21)

Her evocative mixed media colour drawings and paintings on paper draw their inspiration from the South African landscape, symbols and people. Reminiscent of illustrations, these works reflect a celebration of the countries cultural diversity. The artist layers each image with light colour washes, creating textures and surfaces that are broken by strong figurative line drawings. Symbols ranging from masks, turtles and geckos appear in the paintings, hovering on the edges of the works.




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