“Fragile” 82 x 73 cm Cotton thread and rubber. 2020 Private collection
The photograph below was taken in December 2019
In this photo my father-in-law is giving a demonstration to his son and his grandsons on how to prune a rose. Roses were my father-in-law’s favorite flower, and whenever I will look at the roses again I will think of him, because he passed away this morning. He did not pass away due to the virus, but because of the virus no family member was with him the time he left this world.
In other news…..Last week our cat was hit by a car.
She has a broken pelvis, but I am relieved to report that she is a very good patient and it seems that she is on her way to recovery.
Our Mother who art our beloved earth…Happy Mothers day.
I recently learned about some of Mother Natures amazing creatures via a very entertaining series called: Absurd Planet:
I am in awe of some of the amazing tricks these creatures have to be able to survive in very interesting conditions, which made me think about a character in a Roald Dahl book….
“I thought up secret plans and clever tricks” said the crocodile in the story: The enormous crocodile by Roald Dahl.
1 May 2020: Lockdown level 4 and it is Worker’s day in South Africa.
So let’s say it with flowers 😉
Hashtag WTF 1000 x 600 mm Cotton thread and rubber (2019) Hannalie Taute
“There is a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out
But I’m too tough for him
I say, stay in there
I’m not going to let anybody see you
There is a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out…”
As you can guess, I feel a bit lost right now. I’m also at a loss for words.
So I use or am inspired by words that jump out of a screen. These words were inspired by a Nintendo end game screen message,
but I feel it is also applicable to the world we are living in.
Lost, 800 x 600 mm cotton thread and rubber 2019 Hannalie Taute (my work photographed by Kleinjan Groenewald)
I offer you a bouquet of “flowers” from the ocean.
and I would like to share the following short film featuring: Antoinette Pienaar It’s a film by Green Renaissance:
Enjoy and I wish you a lovely weekend!
During this “lockdown” I keep on hearing the words:
“When things get back to normal”
At one stage these words also made me cry, because what is ‘normal’?
work in progress
“I don’t know what normal means anyway.” – Karl Lagerfeld
“Normality is a paved road. It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.” Vincent van Gogh
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos to the fly.” Morticia Addams
What does the word “normal” mean to you?
I know that playing pretend is not a solution to how to cope with reality, it is the only way I know how until I figure how to think outside of the box, or rather think like there was no box to begin with….because who knows what the future will hold.
“When the world says, “give up”, Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.” You have more potential than you believe you do. Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened.”