Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Zeke's Drawings

When my parents lived in Botswana, one of their friends, Judith, had a security guard that liked to draw and had some talent. He would draw with a pencil, or whatever he could find. When Judith realized that he had talent, she provided him with colored pencils and other writing implements. He sold his drawings and cards to several of Judith's friends for a little extra income. Unfortunately when he married he stopped drawing. We have one of his large drawings framed and hanging in my parent's house on the Vineyard. I also found a stack of cards in my parent's things, some of which say "Greetings from Botswana" stamped inside. I thought I would share them with you. His name is Ezekiel Otukile and he is from Gaborone, Botswana. I wonder what he's doing now? Enjoy!


  1. They are great drawings. Very folk art. I wonder why he stopped just because he got married?

  2. hi,
    i'm from botswana. What year was this when Ezekiel painted. might be my grandfather.

    1. Hello, probably around 1990. I thought Ezekiel was a young man but I'm not sure. How old was he in 1990?