‘Perennial Pilgrimage, 3 of 3’ Day 361/365 – Triptych R2450

‘Perennial Pilgrimage, 3 of 3’ Day 361/365 – Triptych R2450

Sale Price of Triptych Original: R2450

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Inspiration image: artist’s own


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“Pilgrims are persons in motion passing through territories not their own, seeking something we might call completion, or perhaps the word clarity will do as well, a goal to which only the spirit’s compass points the way. ” – H. Richard Niebuhr⁠
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‘Perennial Pilgrimage, 2 of 3’ Day 360/365 – Triptych R2450

‘Perennial Pilgrimage, 2 of 3’ Day 360/365 – Triptych R2450

Sale Price of Triptych Original: R2450

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Inspiration image: artist’s own


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A quote by Michael Mead to continue my reflections from Part 1 of this triptych.⁠
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“In seeking after what the soul desires we become pilgrims with no home but the path the soul would have us follow.” ⁠

‘Perennial Pilgrimage 1 of 3’ – Day 359/365 – Triptych R2450

‘Perennial Pilgrimage 1 of 3’ – Day 359/365 – Triptych R2450

You will one day wake up and walk your pilgrimage, not for the view on the mountain or the applause at your ascent. You’ll walk your pilgrimage because the will within you is too strong to ignore. ⁠The desire to move will be stronger than the hesitation to remain.

Sale Price of Triptych Original: R2450

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Inspiration image: artist’s own


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My last triptych for the year has bloomed out of me – this one inspired by the beautiful voice and lyrics of Natalie Merchant. (I discovered her on one of my favourite YouTube channels – NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts).⁠
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In particular the lyrics of their rendition of Weeping Pilgrim. Have a listen – it’s really soul-stirring.⁠
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In a way, I feel like this year has been a creative pilgrimage, of sort, and for me, the perennial nature of it – well, I wonder if it will leave me feeling similar as one does after a long hike through nature – deeply spent, rested in that exhausted but peaceful kind of way and oh so grateful for the quiet, consistent restoration to my own inner compass.⁠
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My encouragement to anyone wanting to take on a creative challenge is to just start. Don’t think of how tired you’ll be or how blistered your feet may become. Pour out your creative offering, little by little, day by day.⁠
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Even if at the end of it, it’s just you alone on that mountain, bearing witness to your own walk. ⁠
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The view and the lofty heights are fleeting motivations for undertaking any journey. You will one day wake up and do it – simply because the will within you is too strong to ignore. ⁠
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That powerful voice within is my wish for you – she will be the best friend and companion you’ve ever had.⁠
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Merry Christmas, everyone. ✨⁠

‘The Seas Are Calling, 3 of 3’ – Day 312/365 – TRIPTYCH R3950

‘The Seas Are Calling, 3 of 3’ – Day 312/365 – TRIPTYCH R3950

Triptych: R3950

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Inspiration: artist’s own


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And so the triptych and the project building journey are complete!
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I’m super duper excited to finally be able to share this project with you!
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So what are the seas calling, I hear you wondering?
They’re calling all O C E A N E E R S!

Anyone who considers themselves a sea aficionado/-a and who’s against industrial animal farming & large scale fishing – for the sake of our beautiful oceans.

@oceaneers.co is an initiative conceptualised by my awesome friend @kasparpaur and I’m mega stoked he pulled me on board as the creative force!

I’ve lived by the ocean my whole life. I’ve paddled in her, dunked my overwhelmed head in her, lost weight with her, talked to her, taught my dog to swim in her, nearly drowned in her, painted her, fell in love in her, cried in her. She’s been my reprieve from the world, my therapist and my coach and too often, a best friend. What kind of friend would I be, if now when she needed me back, I did not also believe in her, create for her, stand up for her and fight for her?
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What I love most about this concept is that its focus is on reduction, awareness and empowerment around food choices as opposed to an all or nothing approach. Because let’s face it – we all have different journeys and for many of us (me included), 100% vegan eating doesn’t fully align.
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Please go check it out @oceaneers.co. Give us a follow if it’s something that aligns with where your heart is at and also hop on the site at www.oceaneers.co if you’re keen to learn more and subscribe for relevant content on all things ocean.

It’s been a massive privilege and joy to work on and I’m excited for where it goes!
Also a quick shout out to the beautifully talented @sustainablesarah of @transparenci_za for taking my logo concept and making it digital and slick! 🙏🏼 See you in the barrel🌊!

‘The Seas Are Calling, Part 1 of 3’ – Day 310/365 – TRIPTYCH R3950

‘The Seas Are Calling, Part 1 of 3’ – Day 310/365 – TRIPTYCH R3950

Triptych: R3950

(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)
Inspiration: artist’s own


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I’m doing something a little different for the next three days – bare with me.⁠
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I’ve been working on another project this last year with a good friend of mine to help him bring his vision for an initiative to life. (when I’m not painting, I do content creation, web design and brand development work) It’s not only been a dream project to work on but also is a mission close to my own heart.⁠
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So I wanted to paint a triptych of my emotional landscape in helping to bring this project to life to pay homage to the process of creation and building of it all.⁠
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Does this part look like a great big mess? Well, often, in the beginning, that’s just what our visions and endeavours feel like.⁠
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Tomorrow’s reveal will include a little more.⁠

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