Loadshedding, magic worlds and not so magic reality

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Magic Bird, watercolor on paper, A6, 2021, sold/IAC

Here’s a piece I made for myself recently with the idea of creating a little glimpse into a world of magic and colour. I didn’t do as much work on my work in progress as I’d hoped tonight, because I’d forgotten we were scheduled for loadshedding. For those of you not in South Africa, these are planned power outtages to lessen the load on the electricity grid. Years of poor management have led to almost insurmountable problems, but that’s a something I try not to focus on too much. In any event, my happy evening’s drawing got plunged into darkness.

My tired brain is scrambled with too many ideas to sort through coherently, and it’s time to sleep. I’ll resume work on the wolf tomorrow.

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