The Fish and Scales Topographic Map of South Africa

The Fish and Scales Topographic Map of South Africa

MC Escher produced his famous Fish and Scales print in 1950 – at the same time as The Butterflies. And so, following on from my re-imagination of The Butterflies in yesterday’s post, I’ve used the same method to produce the Fish and Scales Topographic Map of South Africa. You should be able to pick out … Continue reading

MC Escher’s Butterflies Print Re-imagined

MC Escher’s Butterflies Print Re-imagined

MC Escher’s work has always amazed me with the way he transforms reality: peeling it away in layers to reveal new structures and perceptions. Lately I’ve begun to wonder if I couldn’t use one of his prints – The Butterflies – to blend his work with how Geographers use Geographic Information Systems to portray the … Continue reading

The Silence of Elephants – a haiga

The Silence of Elephants – a haiga

I found this lovely haiku by Ingrid Baluchi when I was recently browsing through back issues of The Mamba Journal – it’s the Africa Haiku Network’s online publication that comes out twice a year. Right away I knew I would like to put it to imagery and – fortunately – we had already booked a … Continue reading

Lockdown Safari to Amakhala Private Game Reserve

Lockdown Safari to Amakhala Private Game Reserve

In September and October South Africa began to ease the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and our local Game Reserves began to open up. We were desperate to get out of town and into the bush so we took advantage of the special offers for residents and had day game drives to Kwandwe and stayed for two nights … Continue reading

The Yoga Teacher, the Blue Sea Moon and Ernst Haeckel’s Pitcher Plants

The Yoga Teacher, the Blue Sea Moon and Ernst Haeckel’s Pitcher Plants

I wanted to make some yoga art with a difference and asked beautiful Cape Town based yoga teacher Shelby Kleynhans (@yogi_shelby) to send me some yoga pictures and ideas to work with. She told me that she had a special affinity for the moon, the sea and anything blue. So I masked out the background … Continue reading

The Yoga Teacher, the Mermaid and Ernst Haeckel

The Yoga Teacher, the Mermaid and Ernst Haeckel

The long lockdown has sent me in some new artistic and photographic directions. Here’s a great example. I wanted to make some yoga art with the beautiful Cape Town based yoga teacher Shelby Kleynhans (@yogi_shelby) and asked her to send me some yoga pictures to work with. These I will show you in my next … Continue reading