Birth of a Nation comprises of a suite of ten etchings using imagery that is adapted from classical mythology to a South African context of visuality. The series is characterised by a copper matrix drawn using a drypoint needle and a variety of roulette tools to build up an immensely detailed surface. Each of the ten etchings have an edition size of 30. Prints are only available as part of a set.
Romulus and Remus is part of a suite of ten etchings titled Birth of a Nation. The imagery is ambivalent in that it adapts classical mythology to a South African context of visuality, this case the suckling wolf of traditional mythology is replaced by a hyena. The negative areas behind the figures and the hyena were given a grey tone by introducing a slightly etched rosin aquatint.