Drawing and photography are central to my practice. Both make pressing - if sometimes fictitious - claims to the capture of lost moments.
It was wonderful arriving in Kommetjie, near Cape Town, on Christmas day, and being welcomed by a street band. Fabulous bands performing in the streets on Christmas day constitute a traditional custom for the so-called Cape coloureds, descendents of Malay and other slave labourers imported into the Cape by Dutch settlers in the seventeenth century. Afrikaans speaking, they are a significant, if not predominant, population group in the Western Cape today. I included a photograph of the beautiful girls marching ahead of the band under the Maverick photograph here.
Brush markers and pencil crayon in Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook.
Brush markers in Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook.
Brush markers and collaged envelope in Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook.