Ripples on the Sandbank

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2022
Wood-based lithographic and woodcut print
480 x 640 mm
Variable Edition of 7

This edition is inspired by a Wabi sensibility: the appreciation of transient beauty.

The Liesbeek River is a place of spiritual important for indigenous communities in Cape Town with a section of the river in heavy dispute with property developers. This print is inspired by a stretch of sandbank near the old Riverclub that is always populated with sea and water birds. It is the bird clubhouse, a shifting zoo of avian personalities and species.

The Mokulito print method allows for a depth of texture in the final image. Tone is created both by drawn and cut mark as well as the wood grain of the block itself which creates a beautifully complex surface. Much like the reflective and transparent qualities of water.