:: The Ancestors Return - Mural ::

:: Melkhoutfontein, Stilbaai, Western Cape, South Africa::
:: February & March 2016 - March & April 2017 - February & March 2018 ::

About the Project    Progress    Murals 2016    Murals 2017
Murals 2018    Murals 2019    Encounters with the Swift People

The Ancestors Return    Leopard Ppl    Ancestors Mural    Leopard Mural    Swift Family

:: 2019 - 4.5m x 3.2m (approx) - Emulsion on Side Elevation ::
:: Tooi & Family's House, Melkhoutfontein, Western Cape, South Africa ::
:: Deep gratitude to fellow mural realisers Chris Rimell & Hans Mooren ::

This mural ended up being more complex than the original design. Tooi and her sister had chosen this design for the colour scheme of reds and browns, but she directed me to make it more colourful, adding flowers and a blue morning sky rather than a reddish evening light. The ancestors emerge from a riverand come to join the circular fire dance which has been reimagined from a Bushman-type healing dance into a dance of community togetherness. Tooi and her family were extremely pleased with the results!

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