The wild dog items have been placed onto a paper map of Botswana, offering interesting variations in texture. These include local woven basket fragments, old letters, envelopes and a magnifying glass. All of the items in the boxes are also accompanied by easily digestible chunks of information in the form of field notes.
‘Although the artwork is visually appealing it was important for it to tell DumaTau’s Purpose story, and essentially help guests understand why preserving the Linyanti is so important for species such as migrating elephants, and the wild dogs that use it as a dispersal hub’, says Mary-Anne van der Byl, Wilderness Graphic Designer, and artistic consultant on the project. Being a collaborative effort, Mary-Anne forms part of the team of experts who have come together to produce these important concepts.
Beautiful yet thought-provoking, the artwork will provide guests with creative options for learning about the area, whether through a sculpture, a curiosity box or any of the other elements that have been curated.
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