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.
In the meantime in Brasov, Romania http://www.more-art-please.com/landscapes/ Groups exhibition of landscape photographers from around the globe and I am part of it!!! The exhibition started 13 Augustus and ends 30 September.
And this is the photo chosen by the museum curators: View from ‘Warmwaterberg’ near Barrydale in the Western Cape, South Africa.
It’s a black and white version of an image that was exhibited (groups exhibition) in LAC (Los Angeles Art Center) in the USA Dec/Jan 2015/16. The original was sold on the spot It even got a review in the Los Angeles Times (Look under ‘reviews’).
Four of my images selected for the exhibition “The invisible visible” in Oslo, Norway, for the VI International Week of Arts Education by UNESCO. One for the four is “African Feet”. The others are the ones of an informal shop in an informal settlement and two of ‘The Shepherd of Standord’. Exhibition runs from 22 May to 1 June. Plus there is a virtual one on a website (just have to figure out which one).
Not only in the holiday season but throughout the year every day is a holy-day for me. And no day is complete without enjoying the beauty of life be it my wife, a beautiful landscape, flowers, birds, animals or art. Co-incidentally today is the opening of the exhibition ‘Angels, Demons and Gargoyles’ in Wellington, South Africa in which I participate with artists of name and fame. It’s an honor and it should be a nice start of the Festive Season in South Africa. The exhibition ends mid-January of 2017 at the end of the South African holiday season.
Busy weeks ahead. To start with: preparing 2 exhibitions; first one ‘Angels & Demons’ in Breytenbach Gallery in Wellington from 26 November to mid-January 2017 and after that in Cape Palette in George. And then I just got involved in the decoration of a house in Hermanus with some of my Overberg landscapes; printed on high quality archival museum medium and in sizes 90×60 and 120x80cm. All framed!!! BTW the landscapes sold are not the ones published here.