After 35 years I still love to play
If I had the means I would keep on buying toys for myself.
The toys I have in mind are those created by two different and amazing artists:
- Annette Messager- I have been a huge fan since I saw her work in a book featuring her early works in 2004. One day I hope to see her work in person.
- Rosemary Marriot- I saw her work for the first time at an art festival a couple of years back and fell in love with it instantly. Unfortunately I missed her show: Relaas (meaning narritave.)………………
Marriott states that she “attempts to capture how a child might envisage and interpret children’s parables and nursery rhymes”.
According to some internet sources her materials reference her early childhood spent on a farm in the dry Kuruman area. (It’s a pity that she doesn’t have a website)
I love how the both of them have a tendency to combine taxidermy with toys.