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About this Item
The artist studied the technique of colour woodcut printing with renowned printmaker Philippa Hobbs, but produced only one edition of prints. The entire edition of 60 was framed and given to friends as parting gifts when Van Heerden relocated from Johannesburg to the Cape in 1995. The two figures in the image reference souls rising from the dead in the work of early Netherlandish painter Rogier van der Weyden, as well as the artist and his wife Nancy. The couple were passionate growers of camellias, hence the large bloom in the foreground, and the Siamese cat in the image is a reference to their much-loved pet Cluny.