Deep in the sands of the Sahara lurk great beasts, prehistoric monsters that move through sand as though it were water.
Swimming this way, under the desert, has made them almost impossible to study. However, they have at times been spotted by the occasional wary Bedouin traveler as they breach, but why they do so is still a mystery.
An amazing spectacle to behold, the migration of newly hatched marine ananzi on their buoyant threads, has baffled experts for years.
Recent studies suggest that their phosphorescence is to lure curious prey within reach of the adult ananzi that follow the tangle* from the shadows.
*tangle - collective noun, a group of young marine ananzi
I did mention that there was a time I was doing lots of these for Nasou, right?
It's nice looking back at these now with fresh eyes… this particular piece was about leadership and building one's country together.
It really is an interesting and fun technique to use, a bit like film editing, y'know?
Joggers of the world, beware!
In the darkest, most lush parts of your neighbourhood park could lurk the dreaded Loreleon.
So stay clear of any low hanging branches that lie across your path. Look up and you might just see one, maybe two smoldering eyes watching you intently from between the leaves, and be thankful for this advice.
In life, as in all things, one needs to find balance…
This is a collage illustration I did for Nasou Via Afrika's Life Orientation schoolbooks. It's been a great medium to explore. At times frustrating but when things click into place the results are, more often than not, very rewarding!
Best of all is how subtle it can be, symbols and meaning can be found which is both engineered and serendipitous :)