Link to the page which shows the print 'John 2022'
Link to the page which shows the print 'Joseph'
Link to the page which shows the print 'Zarima'
Link to the page which shows the print 'Nasim'
Link to the page which shows the print 'Laurie'
Link to the page which shows the print 'Margit'
Link to the page which shows the print 'Sketch 1'
Link to the page which shows the print 'Jungle Gardener'
Link to the page which shows the print 'John T'

Wood engraving

Edition of 20

Image size: 20 × 25cm

 

£450

Part of the V&A National Collection & the CAFA collection

I completed this wood engraving in 2012. The portrait is of a man I met in Ghana in 2008. We bumped into each other while walking through a small village deep in the jungle near Cape Coast. I couldn’t speak much Twi and his English was limited, but we attempted a conversation. I was surprised to see that he was wearing a thick colonial era khaki uniform, despite it being the hottest time of year and 100% humidity. I asked what he did for a living and he described himself as a ‘jungle gardener’