The first 101 days …

…. but still many more days to go by the (political) looks of it.

I have documented the first 101 days of lockdown in South Africa. All black and white pictures shot in and around our village (Napier, Western Cape).

The lockdown has eased a bit and we were able to open our gallery again.

You are welcome to visit and see a new series of jewellery and haiku photographs.

Click on each picture to see it in full.

Exhibition Haiku Photography

HAIKU DANCE:


Slow song sweetly sung

she sways gently. wishing for

his tender embrace.


Next month at the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route I will officially launch my new colourful Haiku photographs as guest artist of Liz Van Den Berg (Gyotaku prints) at Tierfontein. Baardskeerdersbos is a hamlet tucked away between Gansbaai and Bredasdorp in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.

Preparations

This year I am booked for three exhibitions of my Haiku photography. The first one is in April and time flies. I need to create 12 new ones and I just finished 5. So 4 more to go. The fifth is a triptych (Earth, Wind and Fire) with 4 haikus:

I am seen by name

Several things dance to beat

Warn; Gargoyles here

…………………………………

(Earth)

Hovering over

fathomless waters dark, deep

earth awakes from sleep

………………………………….

(wind)

Windy afternoon

the Gargoyle confronts both;

angel and devil

………………………………….

(fire)

The whirling spirits

try to fire the gargoyle

disappear in air

The Haiku photo’s of the triptych are printed on Fuji 300 gsm paper (A2 size). The others will all be printed on rice paper in A4 size and framed (with passe partout) in A3 sized frames for which I made an own design and looking now for a frame maker who likes a challenge.

The four that are ready:

The Haikus that go with these:

  Haiku Africa

Whispering winds
The ancestors voices
The Soul of Africa

HAIKU EMULSION:

Little more than

pulsing emulsion

the man fighting himself

HAIKU STREAM

Blue Stream glistening

Hiding in the deep valley

Where I know I’m safe

HAIKU DANCE

Slow song sweeltly sung

she sways gently. wishing for

his tender embrace