Nature Tracks - Labour of Love
The wind chisels the pale sandstone of the Soutpansberg. And ancient foothills roll into forest thick with wild figs and stinkwoods and trickling waterways. It is into this hilly precinct, three centuries ago, that a people migrated…. bringing with them a magic drum with smote all their enemies before them. They called their new home Venda which means 'pleasant land'. And they have remained fanning the flames of an artistic tradition brought from another land. This special edition of \On Track\" takes a look at the Venda people and how their dream worlds and mythologies are made substantial through painting, pottery and wood sculpture.