The Sea Point Promenade really is my favourite place to take a walk, and when the exercise ban lifted a few weeks ago, it became clear that I’m no exception there.
There’s so much to see! Waves & surfers, paragliders & windblown trees, dads with prams & nurses with wheelchairs, doggos & joggers all making up a passing parade that’s one of the enduring pleasures of Cape Town life, even more so during topsy turvy times like these.
After years of walking, driving, cycling (once, even rollerblading) past the mosaic wall of the public bathrooms on Beach Road, I stopped one day to photograph & sketch the meandering design.
It was honestly the first time I’d looked at it properly.
Why did it take so long for me to really take a look? I don’t know, but I feel it’s part of the lesson I learned from being locked up at home, about the treasures right in front of our noses that we overlook every day as we trip over our feet with busy-ness
Slowing down & looking closely at this unnamed piece of mid-century public art has made me feel even more affection for it. So much so that I’m making a needlepoint pillow in this design, and also… THIS!
Produced in a limited run of just 21 units, the Promenade throw is available exclusively in black and white via the new VISI online portal. CLICK HERE to purchase!