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Giraffe and Kalahari Cucumber IV

Giraffe and Kalahari Cucumber IV

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Title: Giraffe and Kalahari Cucumber IV
Medium: Monoprint
Size: 50 x 65 cm
Edition size: 1/1

Kg’akg’am Tshabu was born in the town of Ghanzi, Botswana in the early 1960s. As a young girl, she took care of her younger sister after her mother passed away, leaving her father with four children. Her father worked as cattle herder at a cattle post on one of the freehold farms in the district. Later she moved to D’Kar where she now lives. Tshabu joined the Kuru Art Project in 2005.

Kg’akg’am Tshabu enjoys working in a variety of media and has a fine sense of colour and contrast. Her subject matter varies between traditional San life and the natural environment. She portrays these in her work with a firm sense of composition.

Tshabu says that being an artist has given her confidence. Witnessing the way she works and her absorption in what she is doing gives one the sense that she has found a solid positive place to be. Of all the Kuru artists Kg’kga’am Tshabu enjoyed the monoprinting process the most. She was able to take the medium and make it her own. Her confidence and a strong sense of colour and form combined well with subtleties that she achieved in overlaying areas. Wiping out areas of ink and applying layers of colour was a new and exciting way of working for her.

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