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Wild Play – 1.2m x 1m

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“Wild Play” (FOR SALE) Wild Play (1.2 x 1m) Acrylic on Canvas A vibrant, bold and playful acrylic on canvas piece (1.2m x 1m) depicting African wild dogs (painted dogs) at play  🐕🐾 For more information or pricing requests: art [at] embleton [dot] co [dot] za Stephen Embleton Detail Detail Detail Detail Detail – Close Up Detail – Sun From the initial A2 charcoal comp (comprehensive) in mid December 2020, Stephen went on to paint the large-scale canvas over a week. A2 Charcoal Comp The Process: Textured Gesso Base Acrylic Wash (Sun masked out) Acrylic Wash (dried) For more information or pricing requests:  art [at] embleton [dot] co [dot] za

SOUL SEARCHING REVIEW

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The first review is in! And it's a goodie: From Joanna Woods Africa in Words: Drawing on our inner and imagining our afterlives, revealing a "larger narrative about systems of belief on our planet”. Selected excerpts: Embleton’s narrative pushes against the Western ideological status-quo in science fiction. The novel is marked by astronomical traditions; sangomas are written into its pages; and, the interesting persona Ma’at, a goddess ostensibly based on the Egyptian goddess of truth and harmony, figures centrally. Overall, the close attention paid to characters and their relationships with one another underscores how belief systems form, influence, and are entangled in lives, and this starts from the moment of childhood. Soul Searching is a work that packs in and tries to do a lot, but throughout its 368 pages the author maintains suspense and with moments of poetic prose interwoven, the sense of intrigue and craft is also conserved. Mixing strategies of analepsis often ascr