Artist: Simon Attwood
Medium: Single colour linocut in 16 panels adhered to cotton fabric
Size: 99 x 129 cm
Edition size: 20
"Muskeljaatkat is a linocut of a large kirkia tree from the Kruger Park. This particular tree caught my attention with its twisting and turning branches. After starting the linocut I decided to add a silhouette of a genet to the composition and to title the print Muskeljaatkat , which is both a play on the form of the word (which mirrors the form of the tree) and the idea of visually framing the focal point such that it is not immediately obvious. Muskeljaatkat coincidentally came to life in April 2020 when my dog caught a melanistic genet in our garden (this being only the second recorded incidence of melanism in South African genets). The black silhouette of the genet in Muskeljaatkat became a real animal in my life".
Simon Attwood, 2020