This artwork shows De Pakhuys Pass, in the Northern Cederberg. It is a view looking across the saddle of a mountain, with valleys on either side. Anna describes having a weird sensory experience, when the air is super still and you can hear noises from very far away.
This work also includes a behind the scenes view into the art-making process: experiments in line, colour and material beyond the borders of the image. The marks seen at the bottom of the print were part of the drawing-to-printing process for the artist. A record of the creation process, as well as experiments to see how each mark would print.
“It was a space outside the frame that tracks the technical taxonomy of the work. I was testing tools, timings and pressures in the background, while also working on the actual drawing. The same way you test your food as you cook, it doesn’t make sense to have a separate dish [to] taste from. Having it in the print meant that it’s all going on in one pot.”