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This is an oil painter’s celebration of colour; 624 squares painted with handmade pigments ground into a linseed oil binder. The pigments were extracted from found substances such as clay, earth, ochre, sand, bricks and ash. They were gathered by the artist from the places she has travelled to. As indicated by their colour names they come from various sites [i.e. Coetzenberg, Jonkershoek, Sossyskloof, Rustenberg Farm (Idas Valley), Helderberg, Theewaterskloof, Bergrivierdam, Bredasdorp, Nature’s Valley, Strandfontein (West Coast), Spektakelpas (Springbok), Hluhluwe, Kalahari, Moreletakloof (Pretoria), Jonkershoek, Namibië, Leuven (Belgium), Ganterschwil (Switzerland) and Pisa (Italy)]. Klara-Marié den Heijer seeks a psycho-geological approach to navigate the world of colour.

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