Karoo Preserved Series, Five Layers towards Meiringspoort

Bruce Backhouse
Karoo Preserved Series, Five Layers towards Meiringspoort
Oil on canvas
75 x 100cm
2013
Unframed
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I’d driven the road between Beaufort West and Meiringspoort many times. As one approaches the mountains, there seem to be five geological layers and it’s a miracle that a road has been carved through them. Back in the studio, my memory took over and did its best to remind me of the contrasting colours, textures and formations. It’s actually a tar road, but I felt turning it to dirt was the right visual decision.

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