-  Messing About with Paint   -  Atoc

Oil on Linen 35cmx50cm

In the book ‘Something is Going to Fall Like Rain’, by Ros Wynne-Jones set in South Sudan, there is story about how heaven and earth were connected by a rope so that they could visit each other at anytime. However, mankind broke his pact with God and so God sent a small bird called Atoc to sever the rope, which he did opening the blue sky between heaven and earth.

Seeing a young boy flying a kite on a stormy day in Juba Town, made me think that he was connecting heaven and earth again.

I haven’t seen kite flying since Afghanistan, and I wonder if in that troubled land, kites are still connecting heave and earth?

A rough linen canvas gave me extra texture to work with. A heavenly shimmer.

In his time Jan has been an electronics, nuclear and power system engineer, a strategist, a humanitarian and an artist. A career path linked by creativity and innovative thinking. Initially trained at the Johannesburg College of Art, Jan has won numerous international awards and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He can be found in his studio ‘Jandreart’ located at Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna.

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