:: Memories of Blombos - 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

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 ::

Starting from a photograph of the modern landscape at Blombos Cave, the scene is populated by ancient people making use of the sea shore, relaxing and engaging in activities we can't quite see. Though they are our ancnestors, they are shadowy: in some ways their world is lost to us and we all have are the memories found in the archaeology of Blombos Cave. This site stretches back the prehistory of the region back eighty thousand years and the community of Melkhoutfontein can be justly proud of their deep, deep roots in the landscape. It was hoped that I could have visited the cave whilst in the region, however unforeseen circumstances just before I arrived necessitated an increase in security and closure of access to the cave. It is hoped that this mural can also be eventually realised in the town.

Memories of Blombos Cave


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