50 x 35cm
(Except from THE PEOPLES OF SOUTH AFRICA, a chapter from the
book of 1985 - "As late as the 1860s a Bushman shot during punitive
after a cattle raid, was found to have pigments & materials used for
Almost as if to emphasize his anonymity, he appears only as a brief
footnote in the
historical section of a yearbook. Yet he might have lived a full
perfoming only selected others had practiced for many, many
centuries before him, leaving
their knowledge in the form of painted images on the walls of rock
engraved & tool-pecked symbols on stones in the landscape.
Perhaps an important functionary & roll player in his community
particular wisdom, in the end some farmer & land grabber
exterminated this man as
if he was merely obnoxious, objectionable vermin.