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  • eau de nil screenprints

    eau de nil screenprints The exact source of the Nile is disputed but one starting point is Jinja on Lake Victoria in Uganda. It descends on average one quarter of a centimetre every kilometre for six thousand kilometres before discharging into the Mediterranean. Over that distance it is also affected by the curvature of the Earth. In the context of canals built by humans and the locks required over relatively short distances, nothing man-made is comparable. In addition the Nile is the birthplace of Homo Sapiens where the first settlements were built. The greens of the Ugandan countryside fade as the viewer move northwards, with only the river providing the water that humans need to irrigate and populate. The images have had their almost abstract qualities emphasised by the deconstruction process of screenprinting and are produced in a 50cm x 70cm white frame.