Have you ever gone down on your knees in the Karoo? I can highly recommend it. The entire landscape changes. Suddenly you’re in a forest, stretching as far as space, and an entire new world comes into being.
I grew up in the Karoo veld, and we often played cars and farms among the Karoo shrubs, pretending they’re trees, building elaborate infrastructure around them.
My own son was 2 years old when I started working on the Bonsai series, because I was reminded of this different perspective, seeing the world anew through his eyes while spending a lot of my time on my knees with him.
This series is open, and I might revisit it at some stage in the future.