This Nuances work was inspired by the beaches and lakes of Sedgefield on the Garden Route. The Outeniqua Mountains close to George is visible on the horizon. The eb and flow of life and ecology is so tactile and visible in these areas, that it almost seems like a you enter through a walkway into a new world, a respite from “everyday life”.

Sedgefield is classified as a “slow town” and boasts a weekly farmer’s market. Most of the beaches fall in nature reserve areas, as part of Cape Nature, and the beautiful stretches of beach are almost unspoilt. But even in this piece of paradise the mark of human industry and consumerism is visible in the fragments and bits of plastic that washes ashore. After visiting this landscape, the artist has a renewed dedication towards playing a part and picking up plastic waste from Cape Town’s beaches.

‘Entangled With The Garden Route’  
Limited Edition archival print on art paper
Full size (includes white border): 100 x 55 cm
Editions: 5
2020

The Garden Route has been my home for several years, and just like Cape Town it has wrapped its loving tendrils around my heart and given me memories that has molded me into who I have become. The Garden Route area on the South Coast is for me a place full of foliage, greenery, forests, rich in biodiversity. There’s growth, undergrowth, roots, vines, forest floor, fynbos, woody smells and so much more than I can express in words…

Available from StateoftheArt Gallery >>