Miners are waiting for justice. Workers are waiting for a living wage.
People are waiting for service delivery. Refugees are waiting for assistance.
Men are waiting for jobs. We are all waiting for an honest politician.
So many people are waiting for others to do things first. To take the blame.
To do things for them. To take the fall. To build the country. To admit defeat.
There has been so much waiting in this country that much time has been lost.
My good friend Alexia Webster had also been thinking about the long wait.
She allowed me to reference some of her beautiful photographs http://www.alexiawebster.com/personal-work/waiting-for-work/
And somehow my paintings found their way onto corners and streets of a city in South Africa rumoured to have been built by gold.
It is the first installment of my solo exhibition ‘ fragments of a burnt history’ which will soon unfold at David Krut Projects on Jan Smuts Avenue in Johannesburg on November the 8th.
- Faith47, September 2012
Works in The Long Wait can be found in Soweto, Newtown, Maboneng Precinct, Commissioner Street, Jan Smuts Avenue, Oxford Street, Louis Botha Avenue, Braamfontein, Yeoville and Rosebank.