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Violín del Diablo

Violín del Diablo

The Devil's violin is the embodiment of Mozart's Requiem Lacrimosa. A haunting piece of music that he allegedly never completed. It is believed that he only finished the first couple of bars of Lacrimosa on his deathbed, while the rest is thought...

The Humble Doodle

The Humble Doodle

Almost everyone has, at some point in their lives doodled on a piece of scrap paper. Either intentionally out of boredom during a telephone conversation. It's a time-filler, a thought or feeling suddenly finding itself etched into being. For me,...

Niche

Niche

Every fine artist's work can usually be placed within a category that sums up their style perfectly. But what do you do when you don't fit into just one class? Cue frantic research.  For decades I've been creating art without burdening myself...

Elhaz

Whenever I feel lost or need a little guidance, I consult my trusty bag of runes without thinking twice. I chant them when I need to centre myself, and I wear them like battle armour when a daunting task lies ahead by drawing them on my arms or...

Farewell 2019

Farewell 2019

  To be honest, this year has not been kind to me. I’ve suffered an onslaught of disappointments, health issues and failures. But I’m still standing, and I still have some fight left in me. It wasn’t an entire fiasco, art-wise at least. 2019...

Oryx

Oryx

The Oryx, or as South Africans call it, Gemsbok, is a majestic, large antelope with distinct black markings that sort of look like its wearing corpse makeup and might start head-banging spontaneously. Although it looks heavy metal, it behaves more...

The Magic of a Paint Brush

The Magic of a Paint Brush

I've never been an art supply snob, I've always used the tools I had at my disposal or those I could afford. The humblest ballpoint pen; the most basic paint set; the HB pencil that somehow lived with me for 20 years; the A4 office print paper; and...

Nature Macabre

Nature Macabre

Imagine taking a bite out of an apple only to have sharp bones lodge into your gums: absolute horror. Maybe in the not-so-distant future, it's not so fanciful, now that our food is being genetically modified to feed the grossly over-populated...

Bellum Lepidoptera

Bellum Lepidoptera

If you turn on the news, all you see is natural disasters, protests, famine, war, political BS, racism, bombs, and rage all-round. Yes, I can undoubtedly say that we live in the era of the war machine. Everyone's in a hurry and quick to anger (and...