Tamed

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Detail of work: "Tamed" Embroidery on rubber, 2014 (photo courtesy of the curator Alex Hamilton)

Detail of work: “Tamed” Embroidery on rubber, 2014 (photo courtesy of the curator Alex Hamilton)

While working on ‘Tamed” I thought a lot about the book: The little prince”:  “Come and play with me,’ suggested the little prince.  ‘I am so terribly sad…”  “I cannot play with you’ said the fox.  “I am not tame.”

‘What does tame mean?”

“It is something that is too often forgotten, “said the fox. “It means to establish ties…”

But before I quote the whole chapter where tamed are being written about – I will end of with this:

“The little prince went off to look at the roses again.  “None of you is at all like my rose.  As yet you are nothing,” he said to them.  ‘Nobody has tamed you and you have tamed no one.  You are like my fox when I first encountered him.  He was just a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes.  But I made him my friend and now he is unique in the world….”

This work among others will be exhibited at the Prince Albert Art Festival (PArt) in September 2014.  It will be part of the group show: Flippen Vlambaar/Freakin’ Flammable curated by Alex Hamilton.  This show will include work of a variety of amazing artists….will tell you more closer to the time.  I’m looking forward to be in such good company.

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