Guest of honour

“According to Aboriginal legend, emus were creator spirits that used to fly and look over the land. To spot the emu, look south to the Southern Cross; the dark cloud between the stars is the head, while the neck, body and legs are formed from dust lanes stretching across the Milky Way”. – ABC-Net Australia.

SUNDAY SPECIAL: Drakenstein (Dragon’s Lair)

Dragons and eagles play an important role in myths from around the globe. Myths are, basically, about ‘good’ and ‘evil’. In the Venda culture in Southern Africa, for example, eagles represent the ‘good’ in narratives and ‘snake like monsters’ (dragons alike) the ‘evil’.

For this photo-graphic imaginary I used elements from Norwegian mythology (Norske Miögatör), which also inspired JRR Tolkien, and added the known Christian peace symbol (dove) which also occurs in native American and Celtic myths.

For this imaginary composite photo I used different digital processing techniques including textures, in-drawing and in-painting.

Available in a numbered series of 10 in commemoration of the earthquake in 1969. A selection of my work, including this series, on view in the Town Hall in Tulbagh 27-29 September.