Art that’s the salt of the earth


Pretoria – Percy Maimela is a self-taught artist from Pretoria who discovered his passion for drawing when he was in Grade 3. But it was not until some salt spilled on the floor of the shop where he worked that he discovered he had a unique ability to turn an everyday item into realistic works of art.

“You can just take small stones and make something that no one ever thought of. You can take salt, you can take maize meal and make something, like normally you know salt is for food and stuff but then here’s salt, do you believe that salt is… even salt companies they wouldn’t say salt is just for food anymore… Read more