This Educational Supplement is published with TAXI-012 Sandile Zulu by Colin Richards. Sandile Zulu’s work incorporates and gives expression to a many layered mythology in which fire, transformation, planetary cycles, and natural rhythms are key elements. Zulu uses found objects that he scavenges from industrial sites and from nature, but the distinctive scorch-marks and burnt edges of his work testify to the centrality of fire in his method and his aesthetic philosophy.
In this supplement we offer a number of conceptual and practical projects, arranged into six worksheets, that present absorbing opportunities for studying Sandile Zulu’s artworks. Our projects stress the value of personal history, nature and experience as resources for art making. They also remind us that the process of experiencing artwork is a uniquely personal one.