Artist: Elmari Steyn
Unique State
Print size: irregular
Paper size: 76(h) x 56(w)cm
Medium: multiplate etching, aquatint and chine-collé, hand colouring with 23k gold leaf

Price: $1,700 framed

Artist’s statement

New lands proved tough for the women. They longed for their old homes of stone and the peach trees that shaded the back yards. An ultimatum was put to the men, all the women will sail back home! The men thought that this was amusing, since the women had no sail. The women declared that they would use the Sunday dresses of the plump, with the side seams undone and it will catch the wind in its ample hips and sail them swiftly home.