I thought that this will be appropriate to share this image of a new work today, since I am ‘celebrating’ my birthday,…a prime number birthday, mixed with midlife-crises feelings….
Anyway, another reason why I share this today is because this is a new work for an upcoming group exhibition: Black Humour, which opens at the end of this month at Fried Contemporary gallery in Pretoria.
With all that said….it’s time to make another wish, like I do every year..
p.s (yep, it is a Humpty Dumpty cake 😉
P.S.S…did you know:
Humpty Dumpty dates back to the early 19th century. At its origins it was a riddle, and the egg was probably the riddle’s answer.
In 17th century “humpty dumpty” was the name of a kind of brandy (source: Oxford English Dictionary) and the term was also used as a slang to describe a dull person. Exactly like an egg, if such a clumsy person would fall down from a wall, this would be an irremediable thing.
P.S.S the boys surprised me with a cake this morning for breakfast 🙂
I will end this post with two quotes by John Berger from his book: About Looking, which i am currently reading:
“The ideal of photography, aesthetics apart, is to seize a ‘historic’ moment.”
“The omnipresence of cameras suggest that time consists of interesting events, events worth photographing”