Local image #12
Acrylic on board, 30x90cm
On an open parcel of land, near the president’s house in Pretoria, is an experimental farm, from which this image was taken. One can see three towers of Pretoria’s central business district sticking out behind the hill. The sun is low and twilight is setting in. A vertical pin striping pattern lays out and structures the image of this location. It is an ambiguous pattern that could mean many things, but it seems to be exerting a great influence as it penetrates the landscape, attacking the ground, as it were, with millions of razor thin almost invisible pins. It is a seemingly complex pervasive oppressive influence that is difficult to detect and to describe.