This series began as a response to seeing Nandipha Mntambo’s Echidna installation “The snake you left inside of me.” The snake portion folds around the entire room, leaving a womb-like, safe space. Snakes are usually threatening, poisonous. Mntambo’s snake is Mother.
Frogs transform, they resurrect themselves from the dead. Frog is Artemis.
This is a page to list the images I have made so far. I’m still figuring out this chimera – both visually and symbolically.
Most of the images are from sketchbooks. Some are Art Works. They are listed reverse-chronologically.
Frog mother of monsters (rooted)
Acrylic inks, watercolour pencils, charcoal pencils and charcoal dust on paper
297 x 420 mm
Frog mother of monsters (splayed)
Charcoal on cut paper
100 x 297 mm