I always like to make a mosaic of the images I’m going to show. So this first picture’s your overview of the 14 images that’ll be up for sale at Space Creative and Culinary, 14 Fitzroy Street, Grahamstown on 28th October. They’re almost all pictures of trees: Balanites, Baobab, Birch, Cabbage, Fig, Fever, Hornbeam, Oak, Shepherd’s and Yellowwood.
The first thing you’ll see is that some of them are naturalistic but others are mirrored or overlaid to show their fractal designs. The four images on the top row are all single African trees pictured against the sky. I’ve mounted them simply on card and they’re printed on enhanced matte paper – they sell for R750 each.
In the second row there’s the Fig Tree from the Botanic Gardens in Grahamstown on the left hand side and two Hogback Yellowwoods twining around each other on the right hand side. These two look quite special as they’re printed on brushed aluminium dibond – they’re the most expensive items for sale at R2500 each.
Fig Tree in Botanic Gardens
Twining Trees at Hogsback
The black and white mirrored image of the Baobabs is between them, it was taken in the Okavango panhandle. Printed on glossy paper and mounted behind glass with a black wooden frame it’s priced at R1500.
Two green mirrored images come next. Both pictures were taken in Sweden: on the left is an Oak above the Göta River and on the right is a Hornbeam at Tureborg in Uddevalla. They’re R2000 each, block mounted and printed on enhanced matte paper.
Göta Green Man
The three images of spiders’ webs were all taken early one misty morning at Tsitsa Falls in the Eastern Cape. They’re printed on enhanced matte paper and block mounted ready to be hung – they also sell for R2000 each.
The final two images are the most complex. They repeatedly mirror, overlay and use positive and negative versions of one lone Birch tree that I photographed silhouetted against the deep blue arctic sky at Tromsø in Norway. They’re also block mounted, enhanced matte images and sell for R2500 each.