'Winged' 482 x 358, linocut
|This clause defines the right to leave and enter the Republic, have a passport, and reside anywhere in the country. Carina Minnaar's image, its lay-out vaguely reminiscent of a book's title page (perhaps a reference to a passport), features a beautifully decorated tortoise at the bottom. Like the tortoise, who carries her house with her, South Africans are now free to move and reside wherever they please, illustrated by the winged huts shown flying over a vast landscape in thewindow-like upper part of the print. The decorative frame and the patterned tortoise shell contains national symbols such as Ndebele designs and the South African flag.
Young printmaker Carina Minnaar was born in 1969 in Winburg, Free State. She obtained the National Diploma in Fine Art at the Technikon Free State, where she is currently employed as a lecturer. Her work has been included in several regional and three national exhibitions.