The golden soil

His eyes took the scene in. He saw a woman walking into the picture plane from the left with a flat huge bowl balanced on her head. She was about to cross paths with a Reverend in dressed in black complete with a hat from whose right hand a walking cane issued. Just behind them two men, while on a stroll were talking. One of them who was wearing a white shirt seem animated as his right hand stretched out to emphasise what he was saying to his companion. Just behind the pair was a man who seemed like a labourer entering the scene from the top right pushing a wheelbarrow. Moje’KJoe noted that should one draw a line between the woman entering the scene from the bottom left of the viewer, the one with a flat container on her head, and the Reverend; they will experience a perfect straight line. However when that line is extended to the two men taking a stroll the line will extend from the Reverend diagonally even if its straightness can be maintained until it reached the man pushing the wheel barrow. The man pushing the wheel barrow cannot take this line further since the wall behind him delimits the line’s extension in this direction. The line dies here or rather it acutely changes direction here. Besides the direction of the wheelbarrow and the man move the eyes back into the picture plane.… Read More The golden soil

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Within the Class Coach, interview with Michael Selekane

‘Most of my work address personal narratives, including my mom, most of my pieces, have female figures. I talk about the importance of women and their contributions to our lives. You know no matter how bad it can become our mothers are always there for us. In some of my work I deal with my experiences. Also with the children, child abuse, it is always happening and we ignore it. I also deal with social exclusion, like what Africans are doing now to Africans – Afrophobia. You see an African calling another African a foreigner despite the fact that they are both black, however if it was a different colour they seldom are this critical. I also deal with political issues.’ Michael Selekane, 2011.… Read More Within the Class Coach, interview with Michael Selekane

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