365 Postcards For Ants
Author: Lorraine Loots
Genre: Art book
RELEASE DATE: November 2015
ABOUT THE BOOK
In 2013, little-known South African artist Lorraine Loots set herself a personal challenge: to complete one miniature painting every single day for a year. In 2014, now with a global following, she repeated the challenge, this time focusing on her beloved home city of Cape Town. The result is this retrospective, 365 Postcards For Ants, which puts a microscope on one of the world’s most beautiful cities, held in place by one of its most talented young artists.
Published in partnership with “Paintings For Ants”.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lorraine Loots is a miniaturist painter and online phenomenon who ignited her international career with “Paintings For Ants”, an unassuming personal challenge to create one miniature work per day for a full year in 2013. She undertook a similar challenge, “Postcards For Ants” – the works collected in this book – in 2014, and she continues to paint in exquisitely tiny detail today. She leaves in Cape Town, and describes herself as a “sentimental” artist who emphasises the importance of marking and celebrating each day.