:: The Swift People #5 ::

:: 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

Red Ochre Dancers    From Here    Blombos    Swift Ppl 4    Swift Ppl 5

:: 2017 - 2.5m x 1.5m (approx) - Emulsion on Side Elevation ::
:: Gerty & Ivan's House, Melkhoutfontein, Western Cape, South Africa ::
:: Small addition to mural realised by volunteers from the Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA ::

In November 2016, the volunteer group from the Charlotte County Day School also painted a mural on Gerty & Ivan's house, the homestay where I stayed and was made to feel warmly welcome during both my visits to Melkhoutfontein. Before the mural was sealed, however, Gerty & Ivan wanted to waited until my next visit so I could add something to the painting. Some swifts had been painted close to the sun, so I decided to add some hearts to these, expressing the warmth and love I feel within Gerty's house, then outline them and add swirls of flight. The little addition to their mural reflects my gratitude and love for Gety, Ivan and family, and I always hope to see them again very soon!

Swift ppl 5

Swift ppl 5 details



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