Mountain Snow Planet, 2021

Vegan ink and acrylic on 300gsm watercolour paper and cardboard (37cm x 25.5cm x 3.5cm)

This piece was exhibited as part of Arch Enemy Arts’, ‘2022 Spotlight Showcase’, in Philadelphia, USA

This artwork was made during the South African mid-year winter. It’s inspired by the snow-capped mountains that I luckily could see in the distance from my workspace window when there wasn’t smog.  After seriously working through my mom’s Artist’s Way book during a school holiday when I was 15, I dreamed of one day being able to work in a space where I could look up and see a mountain. Perhaps it was the influence of the cover or an intention I wrote down as part of one of the manifestation exercises. I have gratitude for encountering the book because it taught me how to approach art with patience and love.