This series has unfolded over the past 3 years in collaboration with various artists, including Kudzai King, Blessing Ngobeni and most recently Arthur Dlamini.
The subjects who take part do so as volunteers, often wishing to do so as a form of personal expression. We apply paint to their bodies, and lower them onto sheets of thick Fabriano paper to make individual prints. Afterwards, we take photographs of their bodies with remnants of paint, keeping their identities hidden with a paper papier-mâché animal mask.
The series began slowly, but as the collection has grown the list of volunteers has grown faster, and one wall of the studio is a constantly changing exhibition of the prints and photographs, drawing attention, questions and discussion from visitors around gender identity, social status, age, toxic masculinity, body image, personal freedom of expression and other issues.