He is shining a light on our proudly PE salt products
tion based on these mediums at the State Theatre in Tshwane.
But he said he hoped that a way would be found some day to extend the life of an artwork done in salt.
“At the moment I give birth to it, photographs are taken and after a few hours, I end its life. I’d like to be able to paint a picture in salt that would live for hundreds of years.”
Bennie Bekker, marketing manager of Marine Sea Salt, based in Swartkops, said Maimela’s work had been spotted on the internet and they had immediately recognised his talent and that he would make the perfect brand ambassador for their new Lighthouse line.
“He is shining a light on our proudly PE salt products and on the many extraordinary uses for salt, but most of all, he is shining a light for himself and the people of Mabopane.”
Maimela will be the weaving his magic on a platform palette at the port festival at Marina’s 45m² covered exhibition stand and children will be able to try their hand with their own salt pile while he is working.
He will be in action on Saturday from 11am to 4pm and on Sunday from 10am to midday.