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 (now demolished) formed its own identity as a queer utopia in the 1980's, in spite of strict anti-gay laws at the time. It later became dangerous and structurally unsound, attracting drugs and prostitution. 

 

The paintings were made on location in the Summer of 2015-2016