:: Making Stillbay Points - Mural Design ::

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

About the Project    Progress    Plans

Swift Ppl    Red Ochre    Eland Ppl    Eland Ppl    Stillbay    Mother Daughter    Blombos    From Here    Timewalk    Southern Cross

:: 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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