south easter blowing her cloudy mood over the dunes of the cape flats. a young mother walks home through the sand and poverty with crime shadowing her footsteps. returning home to an unconventional family, love and generosity of heart in a hard place.
Peter Clarke, 'Ruin' (1964) - By the time Clarke painted Ruin, the group areas act had been in effect for 14 years, tearing apart families, destroying homes and communities. In Ruin Clarke reflects the prevailing despair through an abandoned shack and a sollitary crippled figure limping out of the picture plane, increasing the viewer’s discomfort with complimentary colours and a jagged composition.