Notes From the cradle Series of still lives

Johannesburg, 2012 This series is my first attempt at still lives. I came upon the objects used in the works at the Cradle of Humankind, a World heritage UNESCO site just outside Johannesburg. Human remains, whole erect skeletons dating back 3 million years have been found here where ancestors of all humankind roamed in these vast beautiful grasslands. The stones, the grass, the tress, the sand, the earth are all from the cradle that held the birth of humankind, precious with history and myth.

South Africa, Johannesburg, itself has had a very troubled history that we are all aware of but experiencing the attempts to move ahead was encouraging and troubling at the same time. With land reform almost non-existent, some objects used in the work are from the Afrikaner house I was staying in. This work is perhaps ,my attempt to come to terms with my distant yet intimate connection with the location.

  Title: " the cradle "    Medium: Archival Pigment Print            

   Size: (18X54 Inches) X9

   Year: 2013