Twelve Apostles I


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Title ‘Twelve Apostels Fynbos I’
Medium Lino print

Size 800x620mm
Edition 30


Artist's Thoughts

This lino artwork is part of a series of three large lino prints.  I made them as a commission for a hotel in Sea Point, Cape Town. The Fynbos grows on the Twelve Apostles side of Table Mountain on the Atlantic seaboard where I love to walk on the mountain trails.

While cutting into the lino with my carving tools, I look for similarities between fynbos and human beings. As humans, we too, must sometimes undergo a process of cutting away to ultimately show our true beauty. Fynbos, likewise, gets scorched by field fires, to produce new life and a better flowering season.

I used my body weight as a human printing press, standing on the lino block and transferring the ink onto the paper.