A moment in May

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“What on earth is a moment?

A moment is a very small particle of time. It is so small that one day is made of 6,400,099,980 moments.

(Six billion, four hundred million, ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred and eighty)

1 fingersnap = 65 moments and 6,400,099,980 moments = one day, so 6,400,099,980 divided by 65 = 98,463,077 fingersnaps per day.

Everything in the universe is constantly changing, and nothing stays the same, and we must understand how quickly time flows by if we are to wake up and truly live our lives…

That’s what it means to be a time being…

and just like that you die.”

From the book: A tale for the time being by Ruth Ozeki

WordPress notified me that its been 5 years since my first post. Wow how time flies! Thank you dear friends and followers for taking the time to read my blog…

I actually thought to stop blogging for a while because I could relate with the following quote from the author Ruth Ozeki:

“It made me sad when I caught myself pretending that everybody out there in cyberspace cared about what I thought, when really nobody gives a shit.  and when I multiplied that sad feeling by all the millions of people in their lonely little rooms, furiously writing and posting their lonely little pages that nobody has time to read because they’re all so busy writing and posting, it kind of broke my heart.”.

and this one…

“Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding.” -Milan Kundera, Book of Laugter and forgetting, 1980.

But alas, here I am again, writing to those who do read this…

So today I would like to take a moment to tell you about the two group shows which I am pleased to be included in:

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty

 

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Humpty Dumpty and Puss in Boots will be included in the following exhibition:

Event name: Manuscript -Group exhibition
Venue: Art in the Yard, 38 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek
Date and Time: 13th May 2016 (Opening: Friday night: 18h30pm)
Exhibition: the exhibitions runs till 6th June 2016.
Website: www.artintheyard.co.za

Manuscript
The overall idea behind the exhibition ‘Manuscript’ originated with the idea of working with the Dewey Decimal System experienced as a scholar in school libraries.
A fun feature for this year’s Franschhoek Literary Festival is to link the gallery price tags to represent the Dewey Decimal Systems antique lined card with type writer text that one would have traditionally found in the library.
Artists will take their inspiration from text or from the book titles of their favourite novel, biography, poet or famous author. A writer that changed their perception of life or inspired them. A philosopher’s words or inspirational quote by one of history’s greatest minds.

Artist Participating:

Brahm van Zyl
Henk Serfontein
Chris Denovan
Greta McMahon
Cedric Vanderlinden
Michele Davidson
Annelie van der Vyver
Jan Schutte
Judy Woodborne
Marinda Combrinck
Hannalie Taute
JP Meyer
Juria le Roux
Kathy Botha
Aidon Westcott
Andrew Mogridge
Adriaan Diedericks
Rudolf Rosochaki

And then early June I will present two works at the following exhibition:

Hoepelpoep (Hoopfart): An exhibition about self importance and the cult of thinking oneself famous!
Opening Wednesday, 1 June 2016 at the Alex Hamilton Studio Gallery at 5pm to 8:30pm.
This exhibition will run until 22 June and will be open on Saturdays 4 and 11 June from 10 am to 2pm and also weekdays from 10am to 4pm. (excluding June 16th)
2nd Floor
9 Barron Street
Woodstock
Cape Town

Participating artists include:
JP Meyer
Sarah Pratt
Hannalie Taute
Hennie Meyer
Mark Chapman
Marinda Du Toit
Ilse Nieman
Evette Lombard
Marike Kleynscheldt
Joubert Stander
and
Alex Hamilton

Here is a sneak peek:

Image via Alex Hamilton

Image via Alex Hamilton

Other news….

While hard at work preparing for my upcoming solo exhibition in September 2016, and two sculpture commissions; I listen to the Reith lectures on YouTube featuring the artist Grayson Perry. While familiar with his ceramics, I recently discovered that he did tapestries! It is also very entertaining hearing him talk about the ‘art world’.

I also watched the movie: The Hunger games. I loved the outfits, especially the fake eyelashes of the character Effie Trinket in this movie. The ‘games’ itself in the movie reminded me very much of social media and to a certain extend the ‘art world’.

Unfortunately I cannot read while I stitch, but somehow sneak moments in-between to finish reading “Even cowgirls get the blues” by Tom Robbins

and so I will leave you with this quote from the above book:

“Don’t be outraged, be outrageous!”

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3 thoughts on “A moment in May

  1. It’s interesting, when Nina and I started the blog, we never even envisioned an audience…it was just for us. But it’s good for me to do work, and just throw it out to the cyberworld…maybe someone will see it, maybe not…but since I can’t seem to get juried into shows, it’s better than just putting it in a drawer I think.
    And as usual…great work! (K)

    1. Thank you Kerfe. Yes! I suppose that is the key – to do it for oneself…. This blog started as a way for me to archive my work and practise writing in my second language. The bonus is that I have met people like you and Nina via this platform, which is great. Thank you for your cyber-friendship! xxx

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