Gold was discovered in the Johannesburg area in 1886, setting off a mass migration of people from all over the world into the settlement to find gold.
After studying for 4 years at Potchefstroom University, I moved to Johannesburg to start my career (catalysing my own personal gold rush.) Within the first week of living in Johannesburg, I fell in love with the city.
Much like the permanence of the ink I use, Johannesburg has left its own mark on me. The ink blotches represent my own growth onto the city and just like watermarks on a ceiling, the life rings of a tree and something growing in a peetri dish, so develops my love for Jozi.
Like the multi-faceted layers that create Johannesburg, I have added another layer to some works by silk-screening the surrounding map of the artwork’s location onto the piece. The map dissects the image apart as if someone is attempting to discover more about the place.