So let me say it here and now, loud and clear....
The Toilet Project....Yes I know! A strange title but that is what it is. I am creating a sketchbook for Alastair and Lauren's new house, to be displayed in their guest loo, which is to be Sanqua-inspired. San rock art, etc.
So I have chosen a 21cm x 13 cm Moleskine watercolour sketchbook and will be filling this with sketches from old experiences and new ones too. Russell and I will be going away for about two weeks, to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and thence into Namibia to the Namib and Sperrgebiet, Sossusvlei and on to the Fish River Canyon and Richtersveld.
I shall use the sketchbook to document the lives of the vanishing cultures in these areas, as well as the wildlife, flora and so on...I've made a start with a two page spread.
|The welwitschia mirabilis lives up to 1500 years...a relic from the Jurassic period.|
The San Hunter...a fantasy man based on an old photo, and transformed into a hunter by the removal of clothes and addition of the bow and so on.
|The Sanqua speak a click language, Khoisan. They are hunter-gatherers and own no land or animals.|
There it is...a rough introduction to what I anticipate with be an absorbing sketchbook project.
Watch this space in 2014!