Marjolein Wortmann

Crocodile Project


The crocodile is a legendary figure in Colombia,

particularly in the north of the country. It
appears in every sort of guise and symbolises
Don Giovanni, fertility, the self-important macho
who imposes respect both on land and in the
water. Men on the coast willingly identify
themselves with the animal. There are legends
songs and dances where men dress up as

In this project all men are represented as

Acrylic on canvas, 1999

Acrylic on paper, 1988-1990




Photos 2 and 3 by Peter de Ronde