:: Mother Daughter Ochre - 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 ::

Here is a scene of magic and intimacy as a mother prepares her daughter for womanhood by painting her with ochre patterns inspired by the Blombos Cave red ochre artefacts. The moment is timeless: we could be in the ancient past 80,000 years ago or among the Strandlopers of the past few thousand years, as the tent-dwelling behind is taken from that latter culture. The ritual happens by moonlight, lending a mythical sense to the scene. This design was popular, and was intended for use on a dividing wall; however once in Melkhoutfontein, a suitable place could not be found. It is hoped that one of the future artists involved in the project might be inspired to realise one of the variations of this image.

Mother Daugher Ochre

A daylight variation of the design, based upon community feedback...

Mother Daughter Ochre Daylight

The original sketch which caught the community's attention...

Mother Daughter Ochre Sketch


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