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Ernst was first introduced to the art of lino printing when he attended The Frank Joubert Art Centre (Newlands, Cape Town) from 1998 – 2002.

I make art because it teaches me something about myself. The rigorous process of looking at and thinking of shapes and textures is in itself a meditative process because it forces me to spend time with my imagination. In my mental artist’s studio I feel liberated and unafraid to express my authentic state of being. I’m allowed to play without restriction and to create whatever I can dream of. It makes me incredibly happy.