Perhaps the oldest tribe still living today, the Khoi- San of the Kalahari live closely with their wildlife. Some of the oldest art in the world is attributed to them- something I am in awe of. A spiritual kinship with animals factors heavily in their culture- here I am portraying one of the family I’ve grown close to- a young woman capable of adding her roar to the night, sister to the lions I have also had the pleasure to draw.
This piece is part of a series , of San and their animal connection. I've used charcoal, graphite and pastel on textured canvas- note the lioness roaring over the young woman's head.