Finding my mojo

The muse … meditating on my life, the future dreams and inspirations. It is good to be in my studio at work again.

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Inspirations Deep Sound Series

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Rise

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Rise Ink on Fabriano 1mx70cm Sold at Art Eye Gallery

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Modjadji’s Gold

Part of the artist's personal collection of works

Modjadji’s Gold

I am the ground untold

I am the dreams

I hold

 

The loves unlost

The hour’s costs

 

I am the years of reign

The treasure’s gain

The sorrows fought

The light I’ve sought

 

I am the fields unsung

The distance strung

Like jewels upon a map of days

 

I am the leader of my ways.

I’ve rested long

Within the cantos

Of this song

Of lives I’ve lived

I am the hopes

I hoped to give.

 

But it is time

For roots to rise

And leaves to rustle to the skies

Where pass I must

‘Pon paths of dust.

To be the promise

I entrust.

 

 

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And I will paint my waves

And I will paint my waves… not because I am drowning but because something within me is rising… not because my voice is silenced by the roar of the ocean but because it grows. And I will paint my waves not because I am consumed but because I am PRESENT in this maelstrom of a world. And I will paint in ink because it speaks of my past as a South African, my being present and my future becoming. Because black and white juxtaposed one beside the other signifies a powerful symbolic harmony. And some may get it, may hear it, may feel it.

And I will use a small brush on ginormous pages to signify that as minuscule as we may think we are it takes but one sweep or even a dot to leave our mark.

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The Credo Mutwa Journey

There are journeys we keep quietly. Perhaps to allow them time to plot their course and make their inroads into our souls. The Credo journey has been one of these journeys for me for it has been a year since we, wanderers three, fell into the roads and the fields to Kuruman. The painting that I painted on our return from Credo was sold today and knowing that that part of me is now in the possession of a collector fills me with both a sadness and with a sense of closure. We made promises on that road, the phoenix, the eagle and I. We traveled in a cloud of music and colour, losing our ways to find our purpose.

Not all journeys of the heart are without their shadows and not all promises without their weeping.

Journey to Kuruman Sold Etchings Art Gallery Oil on Canvas 160cm x 160cm

Journey to Kuruman
Sold
Etchings Art Gallery
Oil on Canvas
160cm x 160cm

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What lies beneath

What lies beneath Ink on Fabriano 70cm x 100cm Available at Art Eye Gallery

What lies beneath
Ink on Fabriano
70cm x 100cm
Available at Art Eye Gallery

And I will speak of this but once

Because I must
Because it is time
Because it is I
And as huge as I am
I think that I have become this way
Because of all that I hold
Because of all that I feel
Because of all that moves me
Stirrrs me
Because I am more than a sense of all that is
Because of my sight
And the beauty in people
Their words
Their songs
Their being

I am a burden of seeing

And I will speak of this sadness
At last
This unbearable sorrow
This loss
This finding
This choosing to be
I am more than the eye that is me
Ungainly and old as the hills that I hold
The roads to my heart
The distance untold
The whispers of breeze
I am thoughts such as these
I am solo
The solitary impasse
A whisper on paths
That have crossed

The steps in the sand
The brush in my hand
The landscapes of sound
The shadows unbound
Into light
Unsung
The call of the night

I am hidden
From all
That is bright

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Unspoken

Tree studies ink on paper

Tree studies
ink on paper

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I walk with trees

Tango of Breeze Ink on Fabriano A4 size

Tango of Breeze
Ink on Fabriano
A4 size

Poplar ink on paper A4 size

Poplar
ink on paper A4 size

What lies beneath Ink on paper A4 size

What lies beneath
Ink on paper
A4 size

Yearning to Dance - The Prickly Kapok Tree ink on fabriano 62cm x 91cm

Yearning to Dance – The Prickly Kapok Tree
ink on fabriano 62cm x 91cm

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Consumed

Oil on canvas 102 cm x 102cm

Oil on canvas
102 cm x 102cm

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