:: Making Stillbay Points - Mural Design ::

:: Melkhoutfontein, Stilbaai, Western Cape, South Africa::
:: February & March 2016 - March & April 2017 - February & March 2018 ::

About the Project    Progress    Murals 2016    Murals 2017
Murals 2018    Encounters with the Swift People

:: 2015 - 45cm x 35cm - Acrylics, Inks & Markers on Canvas Board ::

The beauty and symmetry of Stillbay Points, dating from around 70,000 years ago, are justly famous in the archaeological community. Here we see a moment of teaching: it is easy to imagine that ancient people had to learn not only how to fashion the points for practical use, but also how to make them beautiful. In this beauty there may have been a symbolic meaning of its own. This design was not realised into a mural.

Making Stillbay Points

Stillbay Points from the Blombos Archaeological Museum, February 2016

Stillbay Points


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