'After the Apocylapse' is a series of 20 monocromatic works, measuring 120 x 160 cm.
The concept behind these works, as the title suggests to the viewer, the artist depicts life after Judgement day. In other words, aspects of the after effects of Judgement Day on life on the planet.
Many images have human images, most appear naked. This allows the viewer to glimpse the essence of the model, their true identity is revealed. Each model is depicted as either a saint or Madonna. These icons have been around for centuries, witnessing evolution. They have been quiet and reserved but unlike our myths, have not ascended, but have waited patiently, aging and noticing life. The models have wrinkles and sagging skin, reflecting that their true beauty is visible but within. They reflect this confidence and timelessness back to the viewer.
The animals drawn reflect nature. Some animals have wings, others legs. The extinct Quagga appears in work, showing that ultimately we all meet our demise. I have tried to be as true to rendering the animals and models as possible. Nothing is hidden. Their true ethos is revealed.
Various animals are drawn around the objects. Dung beetles roll "time spheres", birds gather round bowls (representative of the sacred feminine). Some animals chosen, like the riverine rabbit are endangered. Some creatures, like the waybills fly in flocks. Others trudge slowly like the leopard tortoise.
Cows represent wealth, both within and without. They lie on a wooden pallet, representing that they are part of civilization but can also be transported away. All animals look on quietly as they viewer observes their placement in the picture frame.
These multi-media images are created using charcoal, pastel and silver pigment.