The Terrain Unravel



2001, Mezzotint and linocut, 1 550 x 960mm,  Edition 10.

The myth of Ariadne is evoked in this image. The lines of the Eastern Cape landscape in Unravel imitate that of typical colonial engravings of the South African landscape. The artist is depicted in the process of metaphorically unravelling this labyrinth of history.


The Standard Bank Art Collection

The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Further Reading:

Walters, J and Schmahmann, B. 2008. Against the Picturesque: Christine Dixie’s Bloodspoor. Johannesburg: De Arte 77, 2008.

Dixie, C. Unravelling the use of engraving in Unravel (artist’s talk given at The Smithsonian National museum of African Art.

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