:: Under The Milkwood Tree - Mural 2018 ::

:: 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

Building Fish Traps    Milkwood Tree    Making Ochre    Under the Milkwood    Swift Ppl 6    Building Fish Traps    Making Ochre At Blombos    Swift Ppl 7   

:: 2018 - 5m x 6.8m (approx) - Emulsion on Side Elevation ::
:: Colin & Family's House, Melkhoutfontein, Western Cape, South Africa ::
:: Deep gratitude to fellow mural realisers Jason 'Kopa' Joyo, Adrian Solomon & Chris Rimell ::

This mural changed quite a lot from its design. On my arrival into the community, Anthea Rossouw of Dreamcatcher Foundation asked me to adjust the design to show Khoekhoen people not simply taking shelter under the tree, but living their daily lives in its shade. Hence, we see a group of women gathered together talking, children playing and the men dancing and beginning to butcher an antelope that they have hunted and brought back to camp. In a subtle feature, one of the men is softly singing to the antelope's spirit, even as he begins to work.

Under the Milkwood Tree

Under the Milkwood Tree 2

Under the Milkwood Tree 3



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