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West Coast

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” — Virginia Woolf

This work of art seeks an elegant simplicity through a complex series of lines exploring the patterns found in organic produce.

A local musician and I embarked on a Gypsy Tour up the West Coast in 2012. We left our wallets at home and traded our respective art forms in exchange for food and accommodation. We had to trust in the goodness of locals. We met Jacques and Nadia Tredoux, a Christian Afrikaans couple, where they lived on the Giftberg Holiday Farm. They generously invited us into their home where they gave us a glimpse into their lives. I will never forget the Potjie Kos that they made for us. The meat was freshly hunted and each and every vegetable and spice was picked from their magnificent garden.

This West Coast adventure serves as a constant reminder of the pure hearts and souls of the people in South Africa. This drawing is a tribute to the kindness we received from two strangers and a celebration of the beauty found in the organic food they served us.

west_coast_1 west_coast_2 west_coast_4 west_coast_5 west_coast_3 west_coast_6   This work of art was exhibited as an interactive Food + Art exhibition at Small Studios in collaboration with Prep’ed by Sasha. Each work of art was interpreted by a chef who create a delicious dish that the viewers could taste while they strolled through the gallery. The collection is an exclusive limited edition of 10 printed with an archival fine art ink on acid free and archival Stephen Innocent White 330gsm. The paper is 50% recycled and my supplier, Papersmith and Sons, donates to the JAM Foundation in South Africa for every 2000 sheets sold to help feed hungry children. Look book styled and photographed by She is Visual. Artwork exclusively available from Maria Magdalena Atelier.  

art, Exhibition, food, illustration, Limited Edition

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Maria Magdalena is a Cape Town based contemporary illustrator celebrating an elegant simplicity through intricate lines of ink. Shop the current collections online or order your custom original illustration today.

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