The Great Thirst

Africa / Mixed Media

Emulsion, Ink, Sand, Sponge, Plastic, String, Grass, Leaves, Wood, Acrylic on Canvas

100cm x 120cm

September 2016
Based on the artists memories of trips to the Kalahari desert, which came into existence approximately sixty million years ago along with the formation of the African continent. The desert gets its name from the Tswana word Kgala (“the great thirst”), or Kgalagadi, Khalagari, or Kalagare, meaning “a waterless place”. It is home to the San people who have been displaced from their lands in favour of large scale global mining conglomerates.