:: The Leopard People - 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 ::
:: Letzmi & Family's House, Melkhoutfontein, Western Cape, South Africa ::
:: Deep gratitude to fellow mural realisers Chris Rimell & Hans Mooren ::

The final form of this mural stayed fairly true to the design of the leopard people coming down to the river Goukou to hunt antelopes, back when animals such as the eland and the elephant were plentiful in the region of the Southern Cape. However, I decided to use the idea of antelope tracks to make the narrative aspect of the design more visible, culminating in the killing of an antelope in the bottom right corner, as well as a gesture of respect given to the elephant close to the river.

The Leopard People

Leopard ppl detail 1

Leopard ppl detail 2

Leopard ppl detail 3


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