Half-mens

Art portfolio- my work

The common name for the plant Pachypodium namaquanum is “Half-mens” in Afrikaans, loosely translated it means: “Half-human”. I like that a lot.

Half-mens (Pachypodium namaquanum) 920 x 550 mm 2017 Cotton thread and rubber

My in-laws have one of these plants at their home in the Klein Karoo, but I must admit that I’ve never seen it blossom. I was very surprised to find images on the internet of “Half-mense” in bloom.

detail

and of course I cannot resist the urge to quote Mr Tom Robbins once again:

“We’re destined to be clandestine,

Incognito is our very last hope.

I’ll meet you where the sun don’t shine,

With a fake I.D and some dope”

my show Incognito runs until the 10th of October at MContemporary gallery.

 

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