Rust and Fire

Associations with the farm. The back then farm, not the one now. The fire of the evening light like that of the swing’s first kiss. Where have the owls gone to roost? Do they remember us? They did then – just there, chasing bugs in the lamp light rather than the carcasses of memory now. Galloping across wind swept fields and wine on wonky wooden walkways. It is the place where pianos were played in courtyards – stretching your arms out to waltz with the whistling wattles. It is the place of people. The people who remember then and wait on what is to come. They are the believers, because they have been there. As the light draws aft of the day – we sit quietly to listen to the stories as they are read to put the past to sleep. Then stoke those fires and watch the boilers breathe – because by God, all the orchestras are poised for the beat of that baton – a cry to make the plains of Jerusalem call Saladin to seat. It is coming, it is coming – the time to stop the night.

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A New Dawn
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The 21st of November this year - I was sitting on a step in South Africa when the news came through that the President of Zimbabwe, 37 years in, had resigned. I’ve painted these rocks, so typical of the hills in the South of Zimbabwe. They are the building blocks of an empire. They have weathered his dictatorship as have the people. It felt like someone was suddenly standing taller than the sky, waving a flag, saying come home. There is an incredible sense of hope. Its explosive. Suddenly it feels like there isn’t going to be enough paint.
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For those polo enthusiasts, herewith some studies of the various game stages with a catch.

All images are available in Limited Edition Original A4 Ink on Paper.

Artworks are available worldwide and are priced at R450.00 each (glass faced framed)

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