Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Plugging away, still on stage three, in which the buildings in the foreground come to life one by one. Next I'll work on the sky.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
The showing was held atop the arts building in Braamfontein, the one shaped like a flying saucer. There was a great turnout, and I loved the film. The team (it's produced by Curious Pictures) put together a wonderful combination of images and sound in this first episode, on the Karoo. They used paintings by my old colleague Ben Coutavidis, as well, which evoked the landscape beautifully.
I enjoyed meeting Johnny Clegg and didn't hesitate to ask him, based on the inspiration of the programme we'd just seen, "What work are you doing to take this country forward?" He responded positively to my question, as did Ivan Vladislavic who was attending. I was fired up by the film and ready to commit to making South Africa what it can be.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
This is a commission for an executive who is moving to New York and will miss his Joburg.
I took the shot from the Carlton Centre, our tallest building (usually cited as the tallest building in Africa). In the far distance, on the horizon, you can see the Brixton Tower.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Now she has been tasked to transform The Joburg Book into a handy guide for visitors. She tells me it's nearly finished.
In turn, she asked me to provide an image for the new guidebook. I sent her one painting, and we'll see what happens next.