The Great ThirstAfrica / Mixed Media
Emulsion, Ink, Sand, Sponge, Plastic, String, Grass, Leaves, Wood, Acrylic on Canvas
100cm x 120cm
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.