Basa Umlilo Ngaphandle Kuka Matches (Making a Fire Without Matches)
signed, dated 1995, numbered 19/45, inscribed with the title in pencil and embossed with the Caversham Press chopmark in the margin; printed with the title in English in the plate
sheet size: 64 by 76,5cm; 70 by 82,5 by 3,5cm including frame
This work depicts a troop of baboons at sunrise near the 'Sounding River'. The leader magically points fire at a bucket of maize and cooks a meal for his fellows. One of the baboons overindulges and develops a stomach ache.
In the Spirit of our Stories project, 1995, a group of rural artists from the Ardmore Ceramic Studio at Winterton worked in a medium that was new to most of them at the time, printmaking, at the Caversham Press. The artists’ skill in working in a narrative tradition lent itself to the translation of images from 3-dimensional ceramic forms into 2-dimensional prints. The images the artists produced include interpretations of dreams, references to folklore and bible stories, and observations from the world around them.
Please note that cookies are required in order to sign in to our website or to register in any of our auctions.If you need assistance with enabling cookies then we suggest visiting a website such as WhatIsMyBrowser.com. ** Please note that Strauss & Co has no affiliation with the aforementioned website and therefore will not be held responsible for the information or instructions contained therein.
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.
This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
No description available.
This is set by Hotjar to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions.
This is a Hotjar cookie that is set when the customer first lands on a page using the Hotjar script.
No description available.
An Adobe Analytics cookie that uses a unique visitor ID time/date stamp to identify a unique vistor to the website.