Old Song – 1997

Watercolor on rice paper with silk inclusions

And dance.  The San people dance the dance of the Little Hunger, which is the dance of an empty belly that needs filling.  And they dance the dance of the Great Hunger, which is the yearning to rejoin the source of all existence when the circle of their earthly life is nearing completion.  This work was inspired by a book titled A Mantis Carol, by Laurens Van Der Post which is an exploration of the heart and soul and ways of a South African Bushman (or a San.)

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