Baz'Art Salt River Street Art Tour
Nature by Salla & ClaireOneLove
Can you see the murals on your left? Stop in front of them for a while.
Welcome to the Nature corner created by Salla from Finland and Claire, better known as CareOneLove from South Africa.
The piece on the left is by Salla, who depicts nature in its most bountiful and vibrant state. It's a waterfall, surrounded with animals and succulents.
As Cape Town is suffering from drought, she thought it would be fitting to paint something that illustrates water and nature in its most abundant and harmonic state.
On the opposite wall, we see Claire’s contribution that encapsulates the inescapable water crisis that has been on everyone’s mind in Cape Town.
There's an image of a Khoisan child and in his playfulness he's turned an umbrella upside down and discovered that it'll catch the rain water. Mountains and cityscapes run along the edges of the umbrella. This represents the city as catchment system. How can Cape Town develop into a water smart city? She figured that if buildings caught rain water we would be less reliant on dams.
Lets get going to the next piece.
Go back to the corner, turn left and continue straight on.
I'll tell you more along the way.
(3 second silence)
The Khoisan were very grateful for the water which gave them life and in turn they protected these sacred sites. We need to remember to honour the water as our Khoi ancestors did and redesign the city to accommodate the rivers and springs.
If you're still at the mural, remember to head back to the corner, turn left and keep going.