A series of paintings focusing on tide pools and public spaces around the Cape coastline. Access to pools and beaches was segregated according to race (and sometimes gender) during apartheid years.
Graaff's pool formed its own identity as a queer utopia in the 1980's, in spite of strict anti-gay laws at the time. For years it attracted nude bathers, but later became dangerous in the 1990's, becoming associated with drug deals and prostitution. It sustained major damage during a storms in 2003, and was demolished by the city in 2005. The concrete ruins remain, jutting out at harsh angles in the cold water.
The paintings were made on location in the Summer of 2015-2016