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Working from space of earth-bound history, the works aim to unravel knowledge held in land. Earth pigments from the Giza Plateau and surrounding areas are hand-ground and cast across the surface of the canvases.
Weaving-like methods of brush and stroke create a fabric for the story to unravel on; myth and tale take form as cloud like gestures, dancing across the canvas as if being spoken in a language of pictograms.
The artist asks the material to tell its story, leaving space for the pigments to expel the information they hold. Ochres from this area are dated to around 30,000 years old, which takes their inception to pre-ancient Egyptian times; an imagined landscape of peace and tranquility before the cradle of civilisation.
Wae sees these works as a primordial and mythical landscape, a space where ancient history exists in the realm of the symbolic. Archetypal forms, sigils, scrawls and gestures meet on the surface and we see a space where the infinite possibilities of life and consciousness are breathed into existence.