May 12, 2014

Langebaan



Here are some photos from my recent travels. I visited the west coast fossil park, which was fantastic, I looked at 5 million year old evidence of an African bear, a once colossus animal of the region called a Sivathere and had a glimpse into the past.







I did the tour with long time local resident Nicki (above) who had actually worked on the phosphorus mine before the park existed and thanks to which these finds were made, supposedly. I also chatted with resident paleontologist Pippa Haarhofff.

My imagination was certainly active, I could feel it in the cells of my body, the idea and a picture of the past. An evolution of emergence.




    A Sivathere (long horned short necked giraffe). 



A rough idea, trying to get a feel for the creatures look. I will post more on the process soon.




I also did attempt to Plein air, but in fact was taken in for interrogating by two army soldiers after starting with my first washes. I had decided on capturing a top secret jetty, one that the army uses to ferry guys to the base, which is on the other side of the bay and a place quite difficult to reach by land, the only route would be through the reserve. 


                           






I love the west coast, perhaps because it reminds me of home further north!

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