365 Postcards for Ants

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For the year of 2013, South African artist Lorraine Loots undertook a project to create one miniature painting a day for 365 days. The project, titled 365 Paintings for Ants, was a wild success – enough so that Loots decided to repeat it in 2014, with 365 Postcards for Ants. Drawing on the fact that Cape Town was 2014’s World Design Capital, she themed the year’s paintings on Cape Town and its surroundings and landmarks.

The final collection of tiny paintings is showing at 6 Spin Street in Cape Town – it opened on Saturday and closes on the 5th of February, so if you’re in the Mother City, get down there!

You can also browse and purchase prints of 2014’s paintings on Lorraine’s website.







If you’d like to know more about how the project first got started, check out the video below!

365 Paintings for Ants with Lorraine Loots from Gareth Pon on Vimeo.

Published by Ross

Ross grew up on the wrong side of the Jukskei. He studied at Vega and was awarded the Top Student prize at his graduation. After working as a freelancer for four years, he founded Nicework with Ben Vorster. He has a penchant for Scandinavian wood furniture and really nice shirts. He is open to bribery- all iPads are welcome. He also likes chocolate cake and is happily married.

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