The End Game

Sculptor, ceramicist, printmaker and public artist, Wilma Cruise has collaborated with David Krut Workshop (DKW) from the late 2000s. Cruise grew up under the Apartheid regime, which was predicated on the oppressive categorization of human beings, making identity politics central to her work. The artist uses the body (the site of experience) as a vehicle for exploring meaning together with images that “float” from her subconscious. In this way, her work can function like a haunting dream, prompting a possible “decoding” of the self.

In The End Game, two baboons contemplate the end of the world as they know it. The print is part of a body of work in which the artist explores human-animal relationships, asking: “what happens if the animals were in charge and treated us as we treat them?” For Cruise, this question relates specifically to “baboon politics” in the Western Cape where man and animal compete for space and resources.


The End Game

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Image Height:
29,8cm cm

Image Width:
31,6cm cm

Sheet Height:
45cm cm

Sheet Width:
43,7cm cm



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